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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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Heaven and Hell – Sri Ramakrishna’s Parable

Once Narada, the divine sage, committed some transgression. Then, Vishnu, the Lord of Goloka or heaven, cursed him saying that Narada…

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Feigning is Risky – Sri Ramakrishna’s Parable

Quite often people either seriously or even for fun feign about illness, etc.  Sri Ramakrishna would draw the attention of devotees…

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Why We Disagree

15th of January, 2012 is Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday according to Hindu almanac.  On this day let us try to remember…

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Boundless Faith – Sri Ramakrishna’s parable

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain in glowing terms about the power of faith to his devotees.  To illustrate the idea he…

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Man Proposes and God Disposes – Sri Ramakrishna’s Parables

Sri Ramakrishna would often exhort his visitors to turn their minds away from useless pursuits and strive whole-heartedly for realizing God…

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