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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Sri Ramakrishna was born in a village called Kamarpukur in the district of Hugli Bengal on Wednesday, the 18th of February Gadadhar, as Ramakrishna was known in his early days, was an extremely popular figure in his village. Vivekananda established the Ramakrishna Mission in to carry out the visions of his Guru Ramakrishna and dedicated the establishment in servitude of the society.

He gave them the saffron robe, the sign of the Sanyasiand initiated them with Mantra Deeksha. In terms of mass appeal to different classes of society, Ramakrishna’s message appealed to the upper classes who are likely to follow ramakrushna Vedantist or philosophical approach to religion by sometimes describing God as a non-dual formless essence. Ramakrishna’s mother and his elder brother Rameswar decided to get Ramakrishna married, thinking that marriage would be a good steadying influence upon him—by forcing him to accept responsibility and to keep his attention on ramakrlshna affairs rather than being obsessed with his spiritual practices and visions.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Biography – Life, Facts, Teachings, Contributions

The fact 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. Before his death, it is reported that Ramakrishna said to Vivekananda, “Today I have given you my all and am now only a poor fakir, possessing nothing.

Legend has it that when Ramakrishna’s father, Khudiram, made a pilgrimage religious journey to the holy place of Gaya, he had a vision of the Hindu god Vishnu, who told Khudiram he would be reincarnated take the form of his next son. Ramakrishna was advised by the doctors to keep the strictest silence, but ignoring their advice, he incessantly conversed with visitors.


He was attracted to folk and mythological stories which he had heard from his mother. No wonder people took me for mad. After three days of practice he had a vision of a “radiant personage with grave countenance and white beard resembling the Prophet and merging with his body”.

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Ramakriwhna referred to his wife as the Holy Mother, and it was by this name that she was known to his disciples. Notify me of new posts by email.

Ramakrishna had experiences of similar nature a few other times in his childhood—while worshipping the goddess Vishalakshi, and portraying Shiva in a drama during Shivaratri festival. Other articles you might like: He was allotted a room in the northwestern corner of the temple courtyard, where he spent the rest of his life.

But Ramakrishna was indifferent and unconcerned about people calling him an incarnation.

Sri Ramakrishna Biography

At night, he would go into a nearby jungle and spend the entire night meditating on God, without any consciousness of even his clothes falling off. Upkar Prakashan — via Google Books. He was not merely a great teacher; pwramahamsa was regarded as a physical form of the sacred source of Indian religious tradition and of the universal ideals toward which all men strive.

Holy men who had given up the world used to come there as guests. He was walking along the paddy fields and suddenly looked up to find a flock of white cranes flying with dark thunder-clouds as a background. Swami Jagadananda, 5th ed. International Journal of Hindu Studies. However, when his brother was asked to become a priest at a large temple complex at Dakshineswar near the Ganges River outside Calcutta, Ramakrishna found a new and ultimately permanent environment for his spiritual growth and teaching.


He saw the imposition of strict adherence to each second on the watch as a roadblock to spirituality.

Many of the Calcutta elite came under his influence, but Ramakrishna was not paramahamss until he had a band of young men who were prepared to mould themselves strictly according to his instructions. Formerly, Keshab had rejected idolatry, but under the influence of Ramakrishna he accepted Hindu polytheism and established the “New Dispensation” Nava Vidhan religious movement, based on Ramakrishna’s principles—”Worship of God as Mother”, “All religions as true” and “Assimilation of Hindu polytheism into Brahmoism”.

Revivalist Movements and Early Nationalism”. Raab, Kelley Ann The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. He was a key figure in revival of Hinduism in Bengal at a time when intense spiritual ramakrishja was gripping the province leading to predominance of young Bengalis embracing Brahmoism and Christianity.

Beckerlegge, Gwilym March Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa February 18, – August 16, raamakrishna, born Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya, is a famous mystic of nineteenth century India.

Ramakrishna said that his view of woman as Mother was not limited to his companion Sarada Devi and he recognised the mother even in the most degraded prostitutes.


All of them were instrumental in propagating the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna not just in India, but throughout the world and carred forward his vision of Seva. Clarke, Peter Bernard People said, it was a fainting fit; but it was really that calm and serene mood, that superconscious state, called Samadhi, brought on by God-vision. He pursued the Divine throughout his life in various forms and believed in divine embodiment of the Supreme Being in every individual.

A Comparative Study of Religions.