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Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita


1. Prologue

Sri Ramakrishna Biography


2. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar


Dakshineshwar Kali Bari

First Visit

Second Visit

Master's Reprimand

Way of Devotion

Third Visit

Faith is the solution

Samadhi

Fourth Visit

"Who am I?"


3. Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees


At Balaram's Home

At Shyampukur

At Kamalkutir


4. Meeting with Vidyasagar


Vidyasagar's home

Vidyasagar

Jnana Yoga

Reconciliation

The secret of Bhakti Yoga

The aim of life

Infinite mercy


5. At Dakshineshwar with Narendra and others


Kedar's festival

Danger of lust and gold

Master and Disciples

First Divine Intoxication

Kirtan with Narendra and Others

Vijaya at Dakshineshwar

God is Infinite

With Balaram


6. Cruising the Ganges with Keshab and converastion


Thakur in Samadhi

Thakur in Samadhi

Confluence of Yogas

Vedas and Tantra

Purpose of Creation

Advice to Brahmos

For the Benefit of all

Teaching to Keshab

Karma Yoga

At Surendra's Home


7. Visit to Sinthee Brahmo Samaj


At Sinthee Festival

Teaching of Devotees

Types of Teachers

Undescribable Brahma

Formed or Formless God

Symptoms of Divine Realisation

Prayer at Brahmo Samaj


8. Visit to Circus and problems of householders


At Circus and Balaram's home

At Rajamohan's home and Narendra

At Manomohan's and Surendra's home

At Mani Mallick's Brahmo Festival


9. Advice to Sri Vijayakrishna Goswami and others


Departure from body of a Realised Soul

Four types of people

Intense renunciation

Slavery for lust and lucre

Necessity of Divine Commandment for preaching

Veil of Maya

Bhakti Yoga is for the Present Age

With Baburam and others

With Marwari Bhaktas at Dakshineshwar


10. At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, Prankrishna, Kedar and others


At Dakshineshwar with Pranakrishna, M and others

Superconciousness

Yashodaness of Sri Ramakrishna

Radhaness of Sri Ramakrishna

Discrimination and Devotion


11. At Belghoria


With Narendra and others at Govinda Mukhopadhyaya's home


12. At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, Prankrishna, Kedar and others


With Rakhal, Ram, Nityagopal, Chowdhuri and others at Dakshineshwar

At Dakshineshwar on no-moon day, Rakhal as Gopal

Sri Ramakrishna's birthday festival at Dakshineshwar

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar, Rigorous discipline for sannyasis

Form and Formless, Sri Ramakrishna's Samadhi on Ramanama

Devotional singing and Samadhi

Conversation with Goswami

Sri Ramakrishna and Everfree

Devotional singing at Panchabati

Sri Ramakrishna and Householder's duty

Conversation with Amrita, Trailakya and other Brahmos

Ochre clothes and Sannyasis

With Narendra, Rakhal and others at Balaram's home

At Dakshineshwar with devotees

Householders and Karma-Yoga

With Brahmos at Dakshineshwar

Sri Ramakrishna's Samadhi on hearing Ramlal's songs

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine form

Advice to Adhar


13. Sri Ramakrishna with devotees


At Surendra's Home with Devotees

Singing with Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna -- Form and Formless

With Devotees at Sintheee Brahmo Samaj

Sri Ramakrishna and Acharya Becharam

At Nandanbagan Brahmo Samaj

Hari Kirtan and at Ramachandra's home

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

At Balaram and Adhar's home

At Ramachandra'a home


14. Sri Ramakrishna with devotees at Dakshineshwar Kali Temple


At Dakshineshwar on Phalaharini day

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine intoxication

With Manilal and others -- Ocean of mercy

With Manilal and others -- Formless

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine intoxication, Devendranath and others

Conversation with Hajra

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

With Devotees from Manirampur and Belghoria

With Devotees from Manirampur

With Devotees from Belghoria

Instructions to a Belghoria Devotee

At Dakshineshwar

Necessity of Sadhana

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar


15. Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees at Peneti festival


Thakur in Divine Bliss

Advice to Nabadwip Goswami


16. Sri Ramakrishna with devotees at Dakshineshwar and Devotees' Homes


At Balaram's home with Rakhal, M. etc.

At Dakshineshwar and Adhar's home

In the streets of Calcutta with Devotees

At Adhar's Home

At Jadu Mullick's Home

At Khelat Ghosh's Home

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

The Three Gunas

In Samadhi

At Balaram's Home

Avatars

At Dakshineshwar

Divine Mother

Samadhi. Captain and Narendra

Jnanis and Bhaktas

With Narendra

Evening prayers and Narendra's attributes

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

Guru and Disciple

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

Tantric Sadhana

Faith in Oneself

Infinite forms

At Adhar's Home

Brahma and Shakti

At Dakshineshwar

Pandits and Sadhus

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

With Rakhal and others at Dakshineshwar

At Adhars

Different Religions

At Dakshineshwar on Lakshmi Puja

With Devotees

Method of Kali Yuga


17. Sri Ramakrishna at Sinduriapati Brahmo Samaj, Kamalakutir and Jayagopal Sen's home


At Brahmo Samaj

Advice to Householders

Vijaya Goswami

With Manilal and others -- Formless

Front of Keshab's Home

Samadhi

Brahma and Shakti

Description of Divine attributes and Brahmo Samaj

Conversation with Keshab

Brahmo Samaj and Vedic God

At Jaygopal Sen's Home

God Realization for Householders


18. At Dakshineshwar with Devotees and travel to Thanthania Siddheswari Temple


With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

Thakur's Tapasya

Harikatha

In the Heart of Devotees

With Mani, Ramlal and Others

Sri Ramakrishna and Pratima Puja

Love of God

With Close Devotees at Dakshineshwar

With Rakhal and Others

Is the world unreal?

God realisation is the aim of life

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

At Thanthania Kali Temple

At Panchabati

With Mani and Others

With Devotees at Dakshineshwar

With Bhavanath, Rakhal and Others


19. Sri Ramakrishna in the form of Guru with Devotees


Samadhi

Divine Knowledge

With Rakhal, Ram and Others

Teaching of Yoga

With Devotees in Ramachandra's garden

Sri Ramakrishna's travel to Kolkata and arrival at Ishan's house

At Ishan's house

Ishwarkoti

At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, Ram and others


20. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar Temple with Devotees


With Tantrik and Mani

Path of Knowledge and Devotion

Advice to Mani

Travel to Kamarpukur

Sri Ramakrishna's yearning for Devotees

At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, M and Others

How to seek God - Be earnest

With Shibpur Devotees

Advice to Mahimacharan

Shastra recital by Mahimacharan and Thakur's Samadhi

Simplicity

At Dakshineshwar with M, Manilal and Others

Advice to Manilal and Others

At Dakshineshwar with Narendra and Other Devotees

At Dakshineshwar with Narendra and Others

At Dakshineshwar with Manilal and Others

Discourse

At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, Ram and Others

Advice to "Thakurdada" and Mahimacharan

Mahima's Scholarship

Prankrishna, Master and Others with SriRamakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna and truth

Sri Keshab Chandra Sen and the New Dispensation

Importance of Father

At Dakshineshwar - Phalharini Puja

Actor

With Hari and Others

Conversation with Devotees

Conversation with Devotees

At Dakshineshwar On Birthday

Advice to Vijay, Kedar and Others

Kirtan with Vijay and Others

Tough Vows of a Sannyasi


21. Festivities at Surendra's Garden


At Surendra's Garden

Simplicity and God-Realization

Radhakrishna

Harikatha with Bhavanath, Mahima and Others

With Brahmo Bhaktas

Worship of money in the West

Brahmo Samaj and Sri Ramakrishna

Teaching Pratap


22. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar Temple


Baburam, Rakhal and Others' Characteristics


23. Sri Ramakrishna's meeting of Pandit


At Ishan's Home

Bhakti Yoga is for Kali Yuga

Scholarship is futile by itself

Infinite Ways of God Realization

Pilgrimage and Sri Ramakrishna

Farewell

At Ishan's Home


24. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Pandit Shashadhar and Others


Brahma and Shakti are Inseparable

Scholarship is useless. Penance is essential

Sri Ramakrishna and Vedic Sages

Goal of Life is God Realization

Reconciliation of Different Religions

Pandit


25. Sri Ramakrishna at Balaram's Home during return Rath


At Balaram's Home

Sri Ramakrishna's Paramhamsa state

Need Penance rather than Scholarship

At Balaram's Home with Shashadhar and other Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna's Dance


26. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Master, Rakhal and Other Devotees


Yoga discussion with Shibpur Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna's Samadhi

With Devotees


27. Sri Ramakrishna at Adhar's Home with Narendra and Other Devotees


Kirtan with Narendra and Other Devotees

Insight during Samadhi


28. Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees at Dakshineshwar


Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Ram, Baburam, Master and Others

Sri Ramakrishna and Unification of Religions

Kirtan with Devotees

Adhar's Work

Chaitanya Deb, Sri Ramakrishna and Public Respect

Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Narendra and Others

Concern for Naran

Teaching Narendra and Others

Devotion of Narendra

Worry for Rakhal

Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Mahendra, Rakhal and Others

Sri Ramakrishna's Words

Sri Ramakrishna and Srijukta Radhika Goswami

Merriment with Young Bhaktas

Hazra

Sri Ramakrishna's Sadhana

Shambhu Mallick's Dispassion


29. Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees at Dakshineshwar and visit to Chaitanya-Lila Theater at Kolkata


Rakhal, Naran and Others

Occult Powers a Hindrance to God-Realization

Sri Ramakrishna's Knowledge Intoxication

At Hatibagan

Chaitanya-Lila at Theater

Chaitanya Lila and Sri Ramakrishna in Gauranga Love

Nityananda's Descendent at the Theater

Sri Ramakrishna lost in Gauranga Love


30. Sri Ramakrishna at General Brahmo-Samaj -- on Durga Puja


Sri Ramakrishna at General Brahmo-Samaj

Advice to Vijaya Goswami


31. At Ram's Home with Devotees


Sri Ramakrishna at Ram's Home on Mahaashtami

Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees


32. Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees at Dakshineshwar on Navamipuja Day


Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Narendra, Bhavanath and Others

Samadhi amongst Narendra, Bhavanath and Others

Sri Ramakrishna's Samadhi amongst Bhavanath, Narendra and Others

Warning to Narendra and Others

Ishwar Guardian


33. Sri Ramakrishna's arrival at Adhar's Home and Kirtan with Devotees


Kedar, Vijaya and Others

Kirtan with Bhaktas

Discussion with Vijaya and Others


34. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Latu, Master, Manilal, Mukherjee and Others and Kirtan at Kalutola


Advice to Manilal

Renunciation of lust and lucre

Childlike State of Sri Ramakrishna

Strict Rules of a Sannyasi

When to Renounce Work

Sri Ramakrishna at Nabin Sen's Home at Kalutola


35. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Baburam, Master, Nilkantha, Manomohan and Others


Hazra

Sri Ramakrishna with two Sadhus

Sri Ramakrishna and Lust -- Strict Rules for a Sannyasi

Sri Ramakrishna, Keshab and Brahmo-Samaj

Kirtan with Nilkantha and Others

With Ishaan and Others

Sri Ramakrishna's prohibition of Sadhana in companionship of women

Purusha - Prakriti

Advice to Ishaan

Renunciation of Work after God-Realisation

Sri Ramakrishna's Renunciation of Everything -- only Desire for Bhakti

Bhakti Yoga -- as Rituals are Difficult

Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees on Kali Puja night at Dakshineshwar

Sri Ramakrishna in Bhajan-bliss on Kali Puja night at Dakshineshwar

Samadhi on Kali Puja night -- Divine Message regarding Devotees


36. Sri Ramakrishna at Sinthee Brahmo Samaj and visit to Marwari Devotees Home at Burrabazar


Another visit to Sinthee Brahmo Samaj

Belief in Formless at Brahmo Samaj

Description of Divine Wealth and Brahmo Samaj

Renunciation of Samsara

Power of Attorney -- Duration of Householders' Responsibilities

"I" Conciousness and Sadarwala

Sri Ramakrishna in Kirtan-bliss

Advice to Vijay

Kali and Brahma -- Indistinguishable after Knowledge

Sri Ramakrishna at the Home of a Marwari Devotee at Burrabazar

Are there no Avatars now?

Annakut Festival at Burrabazar


37. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar with Devotees


At Dakshineshwar with Manomohan, Mahima and Others

Hriday

With Devotees

Sannyasi and Householder

About Householders

Maya and Sri Ramakrishna

Devotion to Mother -- Hazra

Evening Prayer -- Ishaan

In the heart of a Devotee

Monks do not save

Why Jnana-Yoga is difficult

Joy of Kirtan

Enjoying Kirtan with Devotees

With Devotees


38. Sri Ramakrishna at Star Theater


Sri Ramakrishna in Samadhi

Conversation about Divinity with Devotees

Way to see God -- Earnestness

God Realization through Sattva


39. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar and "Debi Chaudhurani"


M., Prasanna, Kedar and Others

Motiveless Work and Shri Ramakrishna

Way to see God

Sri Ramakrishna at Panchavati


40. Birthday Celebration of Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar -- 1885


Kirtan with Narendra and Others

Conversation with Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees

With Girish and Others on Birthday night


41. Shri Ramakrishna with Devotees at Girish's Home and Star Theater


At Girish's Home on Reconcilation between Jnana and Bhakti

Calmness of Girish

Sri Ramakrishna at Star Theater


42. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar with Devotees


At Dakshineshwar with Devotees on Doljatra day

Sri Ramakrishna and his Advice to Narendra on Sannyas

Doljatra and Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna on Doljatra Day

Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar Kali Temple with Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna's Utterances about Devotees while in Samadhi

"For the establishment of Dharma" -- Unknown Facts

Sri Ramakrishna's Unusual Sannyas


43. Sri Ramakrishna at Balaram, Girish and Debendra's Homes


Sri Ramakrishna's arrival at Balaram's Home and Conversation with Devotees

With Devotees in Afternoon

Joy of Bhajan with Devotees

At Dusk

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine Form on Road

Sri Ramakrishna at Devotee's Home

Dicussion about Avatar with Apostles

God Vision

Sri Ramakrishna in Samadhi

In Devotees' Heart

With Apostles at Balaram's Home

At Debendra's Home with Devotees

Kirtan and Samadhi at Debendra's Home

Sri Ramakrishna at Debendra's Home with Devotees


44. Sri Ramakrishna at Balaram's Home


Sri Ramakrishna's Description of his Sadhana in his own words

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine Trance

Truth is Worship in Kali-Yuga

Lust and Lucre and Strong Renunciation

Joy of Kirtan with Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna and Enlightened Worldliness

Sri Ramakrishna and Avatars


45. Sri Ramakrishna's Visit to Kolkata


Sri Ramakrishna at Balaram's Home with Close Devotees

At Balaram's Home

Avatars and Perfected Humans

Joy of Kirtan

Sri Ramakrishna and Narendra - Hazra

Sri Ramakrishna and Love of Gopis

Does a person in Samadhi return?


46. Sri Ramakrishna at Balaram's Home at Kolkata


Narendra and Hajra

Narendra and Others' discussion about Avatars with Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna and Karma

Sri Ramakrishna's Assurance to Devotees


47. Sri Ramakrishna at Devotee's Home


At Ram's Home


48. Sri Ramakrishna with Captain, Narendra and Other Devotees at Dakshineshwar


Advent of Diseae in Thakur's Throat

Sri Ramakrishna and Radhika

Captain

Selfishness is Cause of Ruin


49. Ratha Jatra at Balaram Mandir


Purna, Younger Naren, Gopaler Ma

Renunciation of Lust and Lucre by Purna and Others

On Ratha Jatra Day at Balaram Mandir with Devotees

Shiva Darshan at Kashidham

Balaram's Ratha Jatra

Narendra's Songs

Sri Ramakrishna at Dawn

Secrets of Bhakti Yoga

Sri Ramakrishna's Horoscope


50. Sri Ramakrishna at Devotees' Homes in Kolkata


At Balaram's Home

Arrival at Nanda Bosu's Home

Sri Ramakrishna and Devotees' Welfare

Sri Ramakrishna at Home of Grief Stricken Brahmani

Sri Ramakrishna at Home of Gonu's Mother

Profound Truth -- "Oneness of all Three"


51. Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Devotees


At Dakshineshwar with Rakhal, Master, Mahimacharan and Others

Is Sri Ramakrishna a Perfected Man or an Avatar?

Is Sri Ramakrishna a Perfected Man or an Avatar?

Mahimacharan's Brahmachakra

Sri Ramakrishna's Silence

Sri Ramakrishna With Girish, Shashadhar Pandit and Others

Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineshwar with Rakhal and Others

Sri Ramakrishna and Christ

Sri Ramakrishna in Samadhi

At Dakshineshwar on Janmashtami Day

Dr Bhagavan Rudra and Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna with Dr. Rakhal in sickness


52. Sri Ramakrishna at Shyampukur with Devotees


Sri Ramakrishna at Shyampukur with Devotees

Sir Humphrey Davy and Avatars

Nityalila

Sri Ramakrishna and Avatars

Purusha-Prakriti

Conversation with Ishan and Others

Yugadharma -- Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga

About Avatars

With Dr. Sarkar, Narendra and Others at Shyampukur

Thakur's Paramhamsa State

Complete Knowledge

Younger Naren and Others

Advice to Dr. Sarkar

At Shyampukur with Narendra, Dr. Sarkar and Others

Conversation of Bijaykrishna, Narendra and Others with Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna with Devotees

With Bijaya and Others

With Devotees

With Devotees - Sri Ramakrishna and Conquest of Anger

Sri Ramakrishna with Girish, Master and Other Devotees

Master and Doctor

With Devotees -- What is the Use of Scholarship Alone?

Free Will or God's Will

Bhakti

At Shyampukur with Narendra, Mani and Others

Sri Ramakrishna with Narendra, Girish and Other Devotees

Jnana and Vijnana

Pandit's Pride

Gross and Fine

Householders and Work without Desire

Girish and Doctor

Doctor and Master

Sri Ramakrishna with Dr. Sarkar, Bhaduri and Other Devotees

Sri Ramakrishna at Shyampukur with Devotees

Doctor and Master

Advice to Dr. Sarkar

Science

Divine Energy

About Radhakrishna

At Shyampukur with Hariballabh, Narendra, Mishra and Others

Sri Ramakrishna and Christ

At Shyampukur on Kali Puja Day

With Devotees on Kali Puja Day

Kali Puja


53. Sri Ramakrishna at Kashipur with Devotees


At Kashipur with Narendra and Other Devotees

Who is Sri Ramakrishna?

At Kashipur with devotees -- Narendra's Earnestness for God

Narendra's Earnestness for God

Intense Renunciation of Devotees

Advice to Narendra Regarding Renunciation of Jnana-Yoga and Bhakti-Yoga

At Kashipur with Devotees

Samadhi

Sri Ramakrishna and His Associates

At Kashipur with Narendra and Other Devotees

At Kashipur with Devotees

Ishwarkoti

At Kashipur -- Girish and Master

Thakur with Girish and Others

Avatars

At Kashipur with Narendra and Other Devotees

Did Buddha Acknowledge God? Teaching to Narendra

Narendra and God

Rakhal, Shashi, Master, Narendra and Others

Why did Sri Ramakrishna Renounce Lust and Lucre?

Sri Ramakrishna with Hirananda and Others at Kashipur

Thakur's Self Worship

Advice to Hirananda

Master, Narendra, Sharat and Others

Sri Ramakrishna with Narendra and Others


Epilogue


54. Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda


Narendra

Narendra's Spreading of Sri Ramakrishna's Message

Harmony of All Religions

Sri Ramakrishna, Narendra, Karma-Yoga and Patriotism

Sri Ramakrishna, Narendra, Keshab Sen and Formed Worship

The Doctrine of Sin

Renunciation

Sri Ramakrishna, Narendra and Service to Daridra Narayana

Advice Regarding Vamachara

Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Avatars


55. With Keshab at Dakshineshwar Temple


First Chapter

Second Chapter


56. At Surendra, Manomohan and Rajendras's Home


Surendra

Manomohan

Manomohan

Rajendra

Rajendra


57. At Simulia Brahmo Samaj


With Ram, Keshab and Other Devotees


58. Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Bankim


Sri Ramakrishna at Adhar's Home

Sri Ramakrishna and Public Dissemination

Sri Ramakrishna and Doing Good to Others

God or Science?

Sri Ramakrishna in Joy of Kirtan

Sri Bankim and Bhakti-Yoga


59. Barahanagar Math


Shivaratri Brata of Narendra, Rakhal and Other Brothers

First Math of Sri Ramakrishna

Narendra

Sri Ramakrishna in Devotees' Hearts

Narendra with Brothers

Narendra


60. Sri Ramakrishna with Aswini Kumar


Aswini Kumar, Keshab Sen and Others


61. Brief Biography of Master Mahashay

62. Glossary

63. People Mentioned in Kathamrita

64. Places Mentioned in Kathamrita