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The Nature of the World

Sri Ramakrishna used to narrate a beautiful parable to explain the true nature of this world. Once, there lived a man…

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True Sign of Renunciation

People, particularly the householders, have a vague idea of what true renunciation is. Tyaga or renunciation demands an extraordinary state of…

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Fruits of Disharmony

We see so much of inter-religious and intra-religious disharmony, misunderstanding and communal tension in the world today. More than 130 years…

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Profound Truths – Not There but Here

Sri Ramakrishna would tell a beautiful story to explain how seekers often search for Truth or ultimate reality in faraway areas…

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Power of Devotion

Sri Ramakrishna would often extol the power of devotion and how the impossible is made possible through that power. To illustrate…

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The Way

Devotees would often go to Sri Ramakrishna and complain about their sufferings.  They would often lament that they are unable to…

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The Best Offering to God is Love

Sri Ramakrishna would often extol the power of love and how it could be used as an instrument for Sadhana.  He…

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Doubts Invite Disaster

Spiritual life is like venturing into a totally unknown area.  To find one’s way one should have certain qualities, essentially faith. …

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Inborn Tendencies (Samskaras)

Sri Ramakrishna used to explain beautifully to his devotees the nature of Samskaras i.e. how powerful is the inborn tendencies due…

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True knowledge transcends body

Sri Ramakrishna would often warn his disciples about the dangers of imitating the actions of an enlightened person. To illustrate the…

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