Friday, October 14, 2005

Biography in Pictures: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

SRI RAMAKRISHNA : a Biography in Pictures published by Advaita Ashrama, 5 Delhi Entally road, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-7505-131-0. Rs. 130/-
"In a Narrow society there is depth & intensity of spirituality. The Narrow stream is very rapid. In a catholic society, along with the breadth of vision we find a proportionate loss in depth & intensity. But the life of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa upsets all records of history. It is a remarkable phenomenon that in Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa there has been an assemblage of ideas deeper than the sea & vaster than the skies.
Such a unique personality, such a synthesis of the utmost of Jnana, Yoga, Bhakti & Karma, has never before appeared among mankind. The Life of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa proves that the greatest breadth, the highest catholicity & the utmost intensity can exist side by side in the same individual, & that society also can be contructed like that for society is nothing but an aggregate of individual. The formation of such a perfect character is the ideal of this age." - Swami Vivekananda (about Sri Ramakrishna)