Ramakrishna Paramhansa Saint of Dakshineswar
King of the Kings...
the savior of mankind... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was one of its kinds. Ramkrishna
Paramhans... the priest of the dakshineswar temple realized god within his lifetime.
He was a contemporary of Maharishi Ramana who also realized god. In
the last about 150 years only two persons realized God. They were Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana. Sri Rama krishna Paramhans the famous spiritual
master of Swami Vivekananda started his journey towards God traveling the bhakti
Paramahamsa... the devoted so-called husband of Ma sri sarada Devi (Ramakrishna
Paramhans treated his wife Ma sri sarada Devi as holy mother) was a truly devoted
saint of the highest order mankind has ever produced. His
path of bhakti yoga (that was always addressed to god) was full of humility and
absolute Faith in Almighty God. Nothing ever deterred him to abandon his goal
of life... a one-to-one meeting with god in present life.
none to guide... he sought blessings of God Almighty himself and tried searching
for god using every conceivable means within his reach. Sri
Ramakrishna Paramhansa had unflinching Faith in existence of god and his manifestation.
Ramkrishna Paramhans realized early in life that if he kept moving... one day
life would come full circle. He never regretted that decision in life.
The mankind unable to grasp the depth of the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
as of today... feels contented with the teachings of Swami Vivekananda... his
famous disciple! Having
such a famous disciple as Swami Vivekananda... one can imagine the depth of the
teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa... his spiritual master. Ramkrishna Paramhans
was far ahead of his times. The community where he lived... unable to understand
the gist of his teachings considered it all a waste of time and energy.
times it so happened that children threw stones at Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa...
his actions made the community think he had gone mad. None came to his rescue
ever. Left to fend on his own Ramakrishna Paramhans confronted all situations
good and ugly. He was all the time so immersed in the thoughts of God that happenings
around him never bothered the inner Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
This rather infuriated the community even more. Once Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
during the peak of his bhakti yoga saw a dog (who had sneaked into the kitchen)
running away with a few chapattis held in mouth! In
India chapattis are normally first soaked in ghee (butter) and then served for
eating. Seeing the dog running away with dry chapattis... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
thought that dog being a reflection of god (reverse the spelling of god and you
would understand better) would not be able to digest the dry chapattis. He took
some ghee (butter) in a big spoon and ran after the dog to serve him better.
the dog saw the owner of the chapattis coming after him stick in hand... he ran
faster. What a contradiction in the thinking of two living beings. Ramakrishna
Paramhans only wanted to serve god that existed in miniscule form inside the dog...
as his soul atman. The
journey of god realization is truly tough. With none to guide... it is totally
an uncharted territory... with no end in sight! The complete cosmic journey right
from the first manifestation as an amoeba to the last... the enlightened one,
is to be completed in a maximum of 8.4 million manifestations! God Almighty meant
stage of manifestation one be (as a human being)... one can always cut short the
journey and reach the 8.4 millionth manifestation provided one has the capability
of sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi Ramana. The
pathway to God was not meant by God Almighty to be completed by a human being
in one lifetime. Even in the human being phase of life we have 1.1 million different
manifestations. The moment the first manifestation as a human being occurs one
has already crossed the threshhold of over 7.3 million manifestations.
human being has been given unlimited privileges by God Almighty. We need to search
them... if reaching stage of god realization is our goal of life. However simple
the task seem... search for god demands unlimited sacrifices and utmost humility
(that can ever be practiced by a human being).
As one proceeds ahead on the spiritual journey of life the search for God becomes
more and more complicated. On earthly plane one seems to lose all relationships
(without exceptions). Even animals become friendly... for people like Ramakrishna
Paramhansa realize the divinity within all living beings (no mention that animals
and plants also have a soul atman within).
to differentiate between man and an animal... the true seeker of spirituality
seeks the solace of the jungles (deep dense forests). Even in the present Kali
Yuga (the metal age) one may find numerous saints and sages in search of God...
living beyond the reach of livable habitats in the inner confines of the Himalayas.
The best form of practicing
spirituality is achieving the end goal while living in Grihastha Ashram (family
life). A really tough task indeed! This is the best mode of going after God...
a fact that has been corroborated by Bhagavad Gita... the famous doctrine put
forward by Lord
Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata.
I started in search of God at a young age of 11 years. By the time I reached 13
I had finalized my decision of going after God in present life come whatever may!
By 15 years of age I gave notice to my mother that I wanted to leave the confines
of the family and go in search of God wherever the search takes me. My
mother did not permit me to leave the family. I continued the journey while living
within the family. How I completed my engineering and finally graduated by grace
of God is a miracle...It was the will of God that kept me going!
25 years later I reached the level of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and on the 3rd
of August, 1993... I realized God. It was a journey completed absolutely by the
grace of God. I had reached the pinnacle of cosmic life. I had reached the Mount
Everest of my spiritual pursuit. Nowhere else to go further... I retained my body
to disseminate the pearls of wisdom I had gathered while pursuing God.
The best part of life were moments when I could lay hands on written material
concerning Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda and Maharishi Ramana.
A single glance on the written material was sufficient to realize that Ramkrishna
Paramhans and Maharshi Ramanna... both had realized God. Normally
people read scriptural texts literally. I devoured them at the first opportunity.
Having seen the sun... It is never difficult to differentiate between the light
of a candle and a bulb. As I proceeded on the spiritual journey... the concepts
became more and more clearer. The dross within me reducing as I added years...
I inherently knew that taking the spiritual path was not a wrong choice.
moment of my life... I have been guided by God Almighty directly. This happens
when you have absolute faith in the system of God. Truly when you need him most...
he is always there to guide you.
Those who indulge in materialistic wants... want their wanton desires fulfilled
at all costs... Not prone to rhyme or reason, can such people ever be entrusted
with the responsibility of becoming an enlightened one! Never... not only in this
life but many lives ahead would such people while away their life. God
is never found in the domains of worldly life... he lives in the heart of dogs
(man's best friend) and in the heart of the cobbler of the town who keeps busy
in his work but never deters from saying his prayers daily.
search for God is not a scientific mission... you shall not find proofs on this
journey! Most part of the journey is traveled based on the indomitable will of
the seeker... 100 per cent faith in existence of god being an essential must!
It is simple
to say, "God is every where" but very difficult to practice! Even the
best of practitioners... Fathers in churches, the Maulvis in mosques and priests
in temples have not found God... Inspite of them being confined in service of
god day and night. Anyone
who desires proceeding on the path of self realization must seek literature related
to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda and Maharishi Ramana. Beyond
these three the only refuge if required further... is the sacred bhagavad gita...
the sermon by lord krishna.
Gita can never be understood by literal reading. One needs the guidance of an
enlightened spiritual master for disseminating the wisdom contained in the sacred
Bhagavad Gita. Ramakrishna Paramhans obtained this wisdom by traveling the bhakti
yoga path. All three paths namely... karma yoga; bhakti yoga and jnana yoga lead
towards the same goal!
In the present Kali Yuga so much literature is available on mother earth that
if one truly desires company of God in present life... all is possible... We only
need to transgress the boundaries of senses and the mind to reach the stage of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Practicing
celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years, following the path of Neti (not this,
not this) as practiced and advocated by Maharishi Ramana are some of the tidbits
required further. The Shavasana pose in yoga is also a must.
God bless all who earnestly seek guidance from Ramakrishna Paramhans and embark
on their journey towards God!
Be it Raja Yoga, sarada debi math or sarada
devi mutt... everything bogs down to... whether or not we see reach the stage
of sri ramkrishna paramhansa in our life time!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains the concept of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. For more on ramkrishna
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