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Western Admirers of Ramakrishna and His Disciples
Author: Gopal Stavig
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama
ISBN: 8175053348
Pages: 999
Year: 2010-10-02
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This classic work of research published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India, brings under a single volume around 600 persons inspired by the ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and his disciples. Notable personalities whose connection with the Vedanta Movement in the West is delineated include Aldous Huxley, Arnold Toynbee, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Mark Twain, J D Salinger and Joseph Campbell among others. For the scholars it is a mine of information presented precisely, and for the devotees of Ramakrishna, it is an inspiring account of western admiration for Ramakrishna and his disciples. (Pdf version).
Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda
Pages: 432
Year: 1964
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America's Alternative Religions
Author: Timothy Miller
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438413114
Pages: 474
Year: 1995-01-01
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This is a source of reliable information on the most important new and alternative religions covering history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status. It includes a chapter on the Branch Davidians.
Christopher and His Kind
Author: Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0816638632
Pages: 339
Year: 2001
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"Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life - from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America." "What most impressed the first readers of this memoir was the candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, Heinz, from the Nazis. An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains one of Isherwood's greatest achievements."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Vedanta Kesari
Year: 2010
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The East and the West
Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: editionNEXT.com
Year: 2016-07-06
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‘‌‘The East and the West’‌’ is a book written by Swami Vivekananda. In this book Swami Vivekananda made a comparative study of eastern and Western cultures.
Ramakrishna and His Disciples
Author: Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 8185301182
Pages: 348
Year: 2002-07
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Excerpt: This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than 'holy man', 'mystic', or 'saint', all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others. A phenomenon is always a fact, an object of experience. That is how I shall try to approach Ramakrishna... I only ask you to approach Ramakrishna with the same open-minded curiosity you might feel for any highly unusual human being. Christopher Isherwood unfolds a fantastic story with a calm finesse...
My Guru and His Disciple
Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853301
Pages: 338
Year: 2013-11-19
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My Guru and His Disciple is a sweetly modest and honest portrait of Isherwood's spiritual instructor, Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu priest who guided Isherwood for some thirty years. It is also a book about the often amusing and sometimes painful counterpoint between worldliness and holiness in Isherwood's own life. Sexual sprees, all-night drinking bouts, a fast car ride with Greta Garbo, scriptwriting conferences at M-G-M, intellectual sparring sessions with Berthold Brecht alternated with nights of fasting at the Vedanta Center, a six-month period of celibacy and sobriety, and the pious drudgery of translating (in collaboration with the Swami) the Bhagavad-Gita. Seldom has a single man been owed with such strong drives toward both sensuality and spirituality, abandon and discipline; out of the passionate dialectic between these drives, My Guru and His Disciple has been written.
Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play
Author: Swami Saradananda
Publisher: Vedanta Society of St. Louis
ISBN: 0916356086
Pages: 1008
Year: 2018-02-17
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This is the source biography of Ramakrishna (1836-1886), written by his monastic disciple, Swami Saradananda, and translated into English by Swami Chetanananda. It is derived from first hand sources including interviews with those who knew him. It is also an interpreted description of the entire range of Ramakrishna’s spiritual disciplines and experiences, explained as much as possible in terms of reason and common empirical experience, with reference to Hindu scriptures and spiritual traditions, Western philosophy, Hindu psychology, and Western religious tradition. The setting is Northeast India from 1775 to 1886. . . . for experienced meditators this book offers delightful and profound answers to deeper questions about traveling the spiritual path. . . . for scholars this book offers the source biography for Ramakrishna's life and teachings, as well as an authentic look into India's spiritual history and its various religious and philosophical traditions. . . . for those simply interested in adventure, this book provides absorbing details of the journey through consciousness of one of the greatest spiritual figures of all time. "Sri Ramakrishna was one of the greatest of India's spiritual adepts of recent times, actively embodying India's profound tradition of plurality. By assimilating the sadhanas, customs and practices of different faiths into his own personal practice, he presented a powerful example of respect for other traditions, even while maintaining a deep fidelity to his own. His transparently pure and well-documented life remains a guide and inspiration to millions on their spiritual path. I am sure many readers will be grateful to Swami Chetanananda for his English translation of Swami Saradananda's authoritative biography of Sri Ramakrishna from the original Bengali." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama "Detailed eyewitness accounts of spiritual geniuses -- whose impact on history far surpasses that of kings and potentates -- are second only to sacred scriptures in the place they occupy in the library of humanity. Now, at last, we have a splendid translation of the source biography from which all previous accounts of Sri Ramakrishna have drawn. Swami Chetanananda's long-awaited translation of Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play is an epic event in the unfolding saga of world spirituality." - Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions and Why Religion Matters "That someone should live so fully, burn with divine love so ardently, and teach so profoundly is very rare indeed, but it is all the more unusual to have a detailed contemporary account of such a life.. . . This extraordinary literary work communicates a real sense of Ramakrishna, his life and times." - Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Parkman Professor of Divinity, Harvard University "The life and teachings of Ramakrishna, an itinerant mystic who espoused the essential truth of all religion, speak directly to the spiritual yearning of humanity… This new translation of Saradananda's inimitable opus is a rare treasure, one that vividly re-creates the experience of being in the presence of an illumined being and reveals anew the implications of such illumination for the rest of us." - Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal "This new translation gives us the opportunity to read the life story of this remarkable holy man . . . magnificent." - Library Journal ". . . particularly timely in its testimony of the vitality of all religions and the need for a harmonious religious pluralism." - Publishers Weekly

Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Author: Constance Jones, James D. Ryan
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816075646
Pages: 593
Year: 2006
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"Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced.
The Radical Humanist
Year: 1985
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Critical Companion to George Orwell
Author: Edward Quinn
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108737
Pages: 465
Year: 2009-01-01
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Examines the life and writings of George Orwell, including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.
Ramakrishna as We Saw Him
Author: Swami Chetanananda
Publisher: Vedanta Society of St. Louis
ISBN: 0916356035
Pages: 572
Year: 2015-03-28
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Ramakrishna as We Saw Him offers the reader a penetrating view into the spiritual wisdom of India. Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a unique Indian saint who experienced Truth in his own faith as well as in other religious traditions. He taught, "So many faiths, so many paths." The forty-five reminiscences in Ramakrishna as We Saw Him are from disciples, friends, and relatives. They describe in detail Ramakrishna's God-intoxicated life, his daily activities, his teachings and parables, his love and humor. REVIEWS “Ramakrishna As We Saw Him is a rich addition to the literature available on Sri Ramakrishna. These extensive, detailed and interesting reminiscences of those who knew him document an important moment in India’s modern spiritual history. They provide the modern reader with a vivid sense of how Sri Ramakrishna lived daily the spiritual message he taught, and how he excelled in opening a path for God into the human heart. Readers of every culture and religion will profit from reflection on these accounts and the spiritual and human truths they communicate.” Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity, Harvard University “The true measure of a collection of reminiscences is the manner in which the subject of reminiscence emerges. In this regard, the present collection is a masterful achievement....” Gerald James Larson, Religious Studies, U.C., Santa Barbara “The picture that emerges from these various testimonies is of a saint perpetually in samadhi, one who drew others mystically into God, who astonished officials and students alike with his profundities.” The Book Reader “This remarkable work covers forty-five personal accounts of relatives, 14 monastic disciples (including Vivekananda), householder disciples and admirers who knew Ramakrishna well. Many of these sources have been translated into English for the first time, thus adding to the almost video-real picture of 19th century Ramakrishna.” HINDUISM TODAY
Girish Chandra Ghosh
Author: Swami Chetanananda
ISBN: 0916356922
Pages: 495
Year: 2009
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