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SAINT SKETCH - SRI RAMAKRISHNA PARMAHAMSA- PART 5 - Courtesy - Namadwaar. - The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna -Thursday, December 27, 1883

Dear All,

Keshab Chandra Sen the famous Brahmo leader of the time felt much drawn to this simple villager who had attained the summit of all religions. He published articles about Sri Ramakrishna which brought him to light. Many began to visit the Paramahamsa at Dakshineswar.

Sri Ramakrishna was frustrated with worldly talks. He would go up to the rooftop of the kuthi after the evening vesper service and cry out in an agonised voice, "Come to me, Oh, devotees! Where are you? I cannot to bear live without you." And, one by one, his inner circle of devotees began to arrive. He began to train the young boys who were later to become monks and spread his message all over the world under the leadership of Naren who came to be known as Swami Vivekananda. He lit the fire of renunciation in them. There were several householder devotees who he taught to remember God even while they performed their duties as a householder.

When the English educated Swami Vivekananda, in search of Truth, asked the humble Bengal villager Sri Ramakrishna, "Have you seen God?" the latter replied, "Yes. I see him just as I see you here, only in a much more intense way." These words impressed Swami Vivekananda.

Sri Ramakrishna lived in Dakshineswar for most part of his life and just as bees swarm the flower when it blooms, so too, people flocked to him. There was nothing but talk of God in his presence. He refused none.

Sri Ramakrishna was afflicted with throat cancer. Even during this period he helped and guided all those who sought him. He passed awayi on 16th August 1886 at Cossipore garden house. Part of his relics was installed at Kankurgachi Yogodyana and the rest at Belur Math.

Two or three days before the passing away of the Master he called Narendra (later Swami Vivekananda) to his side and looked steadily at him and passed into samadhi (super conscious state). The Swami said that he felt a subtle force like the electric shock enter into his body and he lost all outer consciousness.

On returning to body conciousness he found his Master Sri Ramakrishna in tears who said to him, on being questioned, that he had given his all to him (Naren) and he (Sri Ramakrishna) had become a beggar. That, with that power transferred to him, he had to do much work for the good of the world before he returned.

!!! More devotion through e-satsang to follow - Be blessed !!!

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Regards & Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan:

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Pl visit http://namadwaar.org/home.php

or listen and chant along with the tune... Sri Sri Muralidhara swamiji's Maha Mantra Keerthanam...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsAWsd-XVOI

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