The Biography of Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Mylapore: Sri Ramakrsna Math, ), Book 1, p. Born in a rural Bengal village in India, Sri Ramakrishna was the fourth of five children . and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. “Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay was a Hindu religious teacher and an influential figure in the Bengal Renaissance of the.

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Ramakrishna regarded maya to be of two natures, avidya maya and vidya maya. Devotees and Disciples Some Monastic Disciples: He is born in vain who, having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.

Instead, he believed in formless Brahman. InRamakrishna accepted Bhairavi Brahmani, an orange-robed, middle-aged female ascetic, as a teacher. His condition worsened gradually and he expired in the early morning hours of August 16, at the Cossipore garden house.

Ramakrishna believed the sincere devotee could even hope for a vision or dream of the divine mother or other deity. These forces are responsible for human entrapment in the cycle of birth and deathand they must be fought and vanquished.

Within a few days he was himself employed as an assistant priest.

At some point, Ramakrishna visited Nadia, the home of Chaitanya and Nityananda, the 15th-century founders of Bengali Gaudiya Vaishnava bhakti. Ramakrishna described Totapuri as “a teacher of masculine strength, a sterner mien, a gnarled physique, and a virile voice”. His words flowed from a deep sense of belief in the Divinity and his experience of embracing God in a very real form. His parents were simple but traditional Brahmins Hindu religion deeply committed to the maintenance of traditional religious piety, or religious devotion.

Archetypal Hero or Doubting Saint? Smart, Ninian 28 June When Ramakrishna was in his teens, the family’s financial position worsened.

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paramahama Swami Abhedananda Lecture Series – His untraditional and often bizarre behavior during this period of spiritual transformation was interpreted by many as a sign of madness. Spiritual struggles That temple complex—one of the most impressive in the area—had been built by a wealthy widow of low caste whose spiritual ideal standard was the mother goddess Kali.

By now Ramakrishna had a wide following from all classes and groups. He was openly hailed as a supreme paramhaamsa, one who is regarded for his wisdom and experience.

There was a guest-house in the Temple-garden. Physicians were consulted, and one of them told, “It seems to me that the ramakishna condition is due to some kind of spiritual excitement—medicine won’t cure him. After Ramkumar’s death Ramakrishna became more contemplative.

Ramakrishna is considered an important figure in the Bengali Renaissance of 19th—20th century. It was soon found by the temple authorities that Sri Ramakrishna was, in the present state of his religious feelings, incapable of doing the duty of a priest any longer.

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Ramakrishna referred to his wife as the Holy Mother, and it was by this name that she was known to his disciples. Academic Paul Deussen Daniel H.

Ramakrishna’s influence was not confined only to the elite educated class of Calcutta. InJeffrey J.

A short biography of Ramakrishna

Tantrism focuses on the worship of shakti and the object of Tantric training is to transcend the barriers between the holy and unholy as a means of achieving liberation and to see all aspects of the natural world as manifestations of the divine shakti. His parents found him a wife hoping his mental instability was a result of his celibacy.

Ramkumar left home for Calcutta to earn for the family and Gadadhar, back in his village started performing regular worshipping of their family-deity, previously handled by his brother. According to his official biographers, he continued his sadhana under teachers of Tantra, Vedanta and Vaishnava. By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed.

Ramakrishna’s influence and Ramakrishna Mission. Brahmin scholars were often, as is the practice amongst the Hindus, engaged to read from the Sacred Books about the Life and Teachings of the various Incarnations of God, and sing and narrate the incidents in the vernacular.


Inwhen Ramakrishna was near death, he formally designated Vivekananda his spiritual heir, or one who takes over his teachings. He became so absorbed that he lost consciousness of everything outward. At the age of thirty-three he began to study Muslim tradition, and after a short period of instruction he had a vision of a “radiant figure”—interpreted as the founder of Islam Mohammed c. In essence, his teachings were as traditional as ancient sages and seer, yet he remains contemporary throughout the ages.

After Ramakrishna’s death, Sarada Devi continued to play an important role in the nascent religious movement. Jacksonp. The Divine Mother and Brahman are one. The Nation and Its Fragments: Having practiced different facets of Hinduism as well of other religions like Islam and Christianity, he preached that all of these religions were different paths that lead up to a single goal — God.

Ramakrishna’s primary biographers describe him as talkative. The parajahamsa that some respected historians of religion have eagerly embraced this antiquated Freudian methodology in an attempt to understand Ramakrishna and mystical phenomena in general is an indication that the field may be in trouble.

The manifold revelation of the joy of the Infinite has given form to a shrine of unity dri your life where from far and near arrive salutations to which I join my own. It is reported that Ramakrishna’s parents experienced various supernatural incidents, visions before his birth.

They laramahamsa that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya a fifteenth century Bengali saint.