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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He gave them the saffron robe, the sign of the Sanyasiand initiated them with Mantra Deeksha.

His tryst with Christianity came much later, inwhen a devotee read The Bible to him and he got immersed in the thoughts of Christ. He embarked on a long period of teaching where he gathered a group paraahamsa disciples around him.

He had a natural gift for the fine arts like drawing and clay modelling. At this point, he explained how the goddess appeared to him as an ocean of light: Ramakrishna regarded maya to be of two natures, avidya maya and vidya maya.

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Ramakrishna’s proclaimed that jatra jiv tatra Shiv wherever there is a living being, there is Shiva which stemmed from his Advaitic perception of Reality. The Personal and Impersonal are the same thing, like milk and its whiteness, the diamond and its lustre, the snake and its wriggling motion.

It is impossible to conceive of the one without the other. As a child, Ramakrishna did not like routine schoolwork and never learned to read or write. He started worshiping Rama in the attitude of Hanuman, the monkey-god, who is considered to be the ideal devotee and servant of Rama. The Bhairavi on the other hand looked upon Ramakrishna as an avatara, or incarnation of the divine, and was the first person to openly declare that Ramakrishna was an avatara. After the departure of Totapuri, Ramakrishna reportedly remained for six months in a state of absolute contemplation.


He learned to read and write in Bengali and was able to follow Sanskrit even though he could not speak the language.

A short biography of Ramakrishna

InRamakrishna was initiated ramakroshna sanyassa by a vedantic ascetic, a wandering monk named Totapuri. Ramakrishna was advised by the doctors to keep the strictest silence, but ignoring the advise, he incessantly conversed with visitors. Following Keshab, other Brahmos such as Vijaykrishna Goswami started to admire Ramakrishna, propagate ramakrizhna ideals and reorient their socio-religious outlook.

This great saint passed away on August 16, He reportedly became so absorbed by this scene that he lost outward consciousness and experienced indescribable joy in that state.

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

Several organisations have been established sro his name. According to Ramakrishna, towards the end of this sadhanahe had a vision of Sitathe consort of Rama, merging into his body. The movement is considered as one of the revitalisation movements of India. According to his followers, Ramakrishna’s parents biogralhy supernatural incidents and visions before his birth. The Ramakrishna movement has been termed as one of the revitalization movements of India.


In her there was no guile. A simple man, sometimes with childlike enthusiasm, he explained the most complex concepts of spiritual philosophies in most simple parables, stories and anecdotes.


Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. When Ramakrishna was in his teens, the family’s financial position worsened. His life and teachings were an important part of the renaissance that Bengal, and later India, experienced in the 19th century. Holy Trio Sri Ramakrishna. The Mission conducts extensive work in health care, disaster relief, rural management, tribal welfare, elementary and higher education.

Vidya mayaon the other hand, represents higher forces of creation e. University of Chicago Press.

Holy Mother Sarada Devi. Other details about her life before her arrival in Dakshineswar are unknown. One divine ocean of consciousness srri be difficult to distinguish from another. Despite initial reservations, Vivekananda became Ramakrishna’s most influential follower, popularizing a modern interpretation of Indian traditions which harmonised Tantra, Yoga and Advaita Vedanta.

He started praying to Goddess Kali to reveal Herself to him and one fine day, Ramakrishna is said to have seen light coming from paramahamsz deity. They concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya a fifteenth century Bengali saint.

Disciples Swami Vivekananda and others.

Ramkumar agreed and the mantle passed on to Ramkrishna when Ramkumar retired.