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Dispassion comes like a flood

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain about the nature of dispassion and Vairagya. He would say that when a person is possessed…

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Knowledge has to be experienced

Sri Ramakrishna would often tell his devotees about the extraordinary nature of Ultimate Knowledge. He would say that such knowledge is…

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Purify your heart first to realise God

Sri Ramakrishna would emphasise again and again about the preparatory steps for spiritual awakening, in particular, purity of heart. He used…

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Eternal vigil is the price of spirituality

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain to his devotees with great earnestness how one should be extremely careful and meticulous in spiritual…

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Vanity hinders spiritual progress

Sri Ramakrishna would warn his devotees about the danger of vanity. He would say how vanity is a grave impediment to…

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Ultimate Truth can’t be measured

By SWAMI SHANTATMANANDA 16th Feb 2013 The highest or the ultimate truth according to Vedanta is Advaita, or non-dual reality, which…

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Worship God through man

By SWAMI SHANTATMANANDA 9th Feb 2013 According to Sri Ramakrishna, it is God himself who sports about in the human body….

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Know the illusory nature of the world

Sri Ramakrishna would advise his devotees to be aware of the illusory nature of worldly existence. He used to narrate a…

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First experience the spiritual truths

Sri Ramakrishna used to emphasise that it was extremely important to experience the spiritual truths before embarking on the mission of…

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Know the unreal nature of the world

Sri Ramakrishna would often try to impress upon his devotees the supremely unreal or impermanent nature of the world. To illustrate…

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