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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2013, 10:02:36 AM »
What is the goal of books or scriptures? The attainment of God. A man opened a book belonging to a sadhu. He saw the word 'Rama' written on every page.There was nothing else.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

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The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2013, 05:19:29 PM »
The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna

With English Subtitles. Good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1TsRBZnn8

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #242 on: August 02, 2013, 10:43:00 AM »


                     



'Gurudeva-Ma, Kole tule na-o


(Take me in your arms! O Master! O Mother!!)'

4th June 1932, 4th June 1932 MAHENDRANĀTH GUPTA passed away, fully conscious and chanting as above
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #243 on: August 02, 2013, 10:49:53 AM »


The help of a qualified guru is absolutely necessary.
An unwary devotee may lose his foothold and fall into a pit of depravity.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #244 on: August 02, 2013, 11:14:52 AM »


guru is the one who silently unfolds
the disciple's inner life


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #245 on: August 02, 2013, 11:21:25 AM »


service to the guru is the only religion*


*Among the attendants Śashi was the embodiment of service. He did not practise meditation, japa, or any of the other disciplines followed by his brother devotees. He was convinced that service to the guru was the only religion for him. He forgot food and rest and was ever ready at the Master's bedside.

(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #246 on: August 02, 2013, 11:28:53 AM »


 









it is necessary to seek the company of holy men,
practise prayer, and listen to the instruction of the guru.
These purify the mind.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #247 on: August 02, 2013, 11:39:17 AM »


man cannot untie the knots however he may try.
All the knots of ignorance come undone in the
twinkling of an eye, through the guru's grace.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #248 on: August 02, 2013, 11:47:23 AM »


It is God who, as the guru, makes one know.

(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #249 on: August 02, 2013, 11:54:11 AM »


The guru no doubt does everything
for the disciple; but at the end he
makes the disciple work a little himself.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #250 on: August 02, 2013, 12:04:30 PM »


He stirred his disciples' hearts more by
a subtle influence than by actions or words.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #251 on: August 02, 2013, 12:07:37 PM »


He accepted disciples with the full knowledge of
their past tendencies and future possibilities.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #252 on: August 02, 2013, 12:12:30 PM »


To those who became his intimate disciples the Master was a friend, companion, and playmate. Even the chores
of religious discipline would be lightened in his presence. The devotees would be so inebriated with pure joy in
his company that they would have no time to ask themselves whether he was an Incarnation, a perfect soul,
or a yogi. His very presence was a great teaching; words were superfluous. In later years his disciples
remarked that while they were with him they would regard him as a comrade, but afterwards would tremble to
think of their frivolities in the presence of such a great person. They had convincing proof that the Master
could, by his mere wish, kindle in their hearts the love of God and give them His vision.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #253 on: August 02, 2013, 12:18:58 PM »


       










Your doubts will soon disappear. Others, too,
have passed through such a state of mind.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #254 on: August 02, 2013, 06:45:05 PM »


"But even behind the mother's love lies her hope that
the children will support her later on. But I love these youngsters because
I see in them Narayana Himself. These are not mere words.


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta