Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa

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Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (Calcutta, 1836-1886) is perhaps one of the most important spiritual masters of humanity in recent centuries. His message of peace and, above all, that all religions are valid (principle of harmony between religions: religions are different paths to God, but they are not God), are laying the foundations for a new global ethic. Sri Ramakrishna followed the four paths of Yoga, but mainly Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion.

His spiritual consort was  Sri Sarada Devi.

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Sri Ramakrishna, Harmony, so many paths, so many religions

Yato mat, tato path” (So many religions, so many paths)

«God himself was revealed to me, already incarnated in Christ, now speaking through the prophet Muhammad, now as Vishnu the Preserver or Shiva the Consummator.» Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Sri Ramakrishna was the first person in history to show through direct experience the transcendental unity of all the world's religions. His message implies two types of religious harmony:

- Harmony within Hinduism.

He showed that dualism, non-dualism and other schools of Hindu philosophy represent different stages of the integral experience of Reality, and that the various Hindu deities are different aspects of one Supreme Divinity. It is the symbol of the unity of Hinduism.

- Harmony between world's religions.

Sri Ramakrishna recognized the differences between religions but showed that despite these differences, they lead to the Ultimate Truth. This is the meaning of his famous Yato mat, tato path (So many religions, so many paths).

Sri Ramakrishna, Paths, religions. Book Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

This wonderful Principle of Harmony between Religions of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is one of the components, together with Ahimsa, of a common model of ethics for all humanity.

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Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Mahendranath Gupta (M), dialogs with his disciples
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Ode to Sri Ramakrishna» by Pedro Nonell (Gita Institute)

Ode to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa Pedro Nonell. Book Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

“Ode to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa: A reflection on the Spiritual evolution of humanity in base a the verses IV-7-8 of the Bhagavad Gita, the Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and the introduction del Yoga and Vedanta to the West by Swami Vivekananda” Pedro Nonell.

Bhagavad Gita IV-7-8 When evil increases, the Lord incarnates to restore the Dharma
reestablish the Dharma.

Bhagavad Gita - Ode to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. when the goodness desfallece, When evil increases..

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Sri Sarada Devi
Sri Sarada Devi (Holy Mother), spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna

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Sri Ramakrishna What is the meaning of the Bhagavad Gita? tagi Renunciation

The Bhagavad Gita greatly influenced Sri Ramakrishna's life:

«What is the meaning of the Bhagavad Gita? Pronounce the word Gita, quickly, several times Gi-ta-gi-ta-gi-tagi; so it will be pronounced as Tagi, which means one who has renounced the world for the love of God. Thus, in a word, the Bhagavad Gita teaches: “Renounce, world-bound man! Renounce everything and fix your mind on the Lord.".» Sri Ramakrishna (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna).

Sri Ramakrishna who sheds tears for God? Swami Vivekananda

Sri Ramakrishna appointed Swami Vivekananda as his spiritual heir.

Vivekananda: for the preservation of the Dharma and the destruction of the evil.. Bhagavad Gita

«Sri Ramakrishna took Karma Yoga to a new and higher level when the Master taught: “Serve Jiva (Purusha) as Shiva!” (Serves the individual human being as well as the Divine Being). Naturally, this practice begins as a concept; We do not normally witness another person's divinity. However, when we faithfully place that idea at the center of our acts of service to others, something extraordinary happens. Both what is at work, our own divinity, and the divine presence within those we serve, become increasingly evident to us.» Swami Vivekananda.
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The Bhagavad Gita according to Swami Vivekananda
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Chapter VII “Hinduism, Gita and Harmony between religions” of the Book II is dedicated to the Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda (his spiritual heir).

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The Advanced courses of the Gita Institute also include the Gita Makaranadam by Swami Vidya Prakashananda with commentary on each verse and sayings of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna

Advanced courses:

  1. Karma Yoga (Selfless Action)
  2. Jnana Yoga
  3. Dhyana Yoga

Influence of the Bhagavad Gita to the West

Mahendranath Gupta (M) disciple who recorded the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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Harmony between religions
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Philosophy Bhagavad Gita Training, Vivekananda, Yoga

Our educational model is based on the principles enunciated in the Bhagavad Gita and the guidelines that Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, established in his Philosophy of the Ramakrishna Mission.

  1. Restore the Knowledge
  2. Ignorance and Knowledge
  3. Transmission of Knowledge
  4. Lower and Higher Knowledge
  5. West (Science)-India (spirituality)
  6. Sacrifice and austerity

Bhagavad Gita Sri Ramakrishna Path love Bhakti (Yoga Philosophy)

Sri Ramakrishna also told us about the Path of love (Bhakti Yoga) to reach Absolute Reality:

Pure knowledge and pure love are one and the same thing. Both lead aspirants to the same goal. The path of love is much easier. Women are, all of them, the true images of Shakti.. The lovers of God do not belong to any caste.» Sri Ramakrishna.

Sri Ramakrishna - Gandhi - Ahimsa: Bhagavad Gita

Many Hindus consider Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa to be an Incarnation of Divinity like Krishna, Buddha or Jesus.

«Sri Ramakrishna was an incarnation of divinity. His words are not those of a mere wise man, they are the pages of the book of life. They are revelations of his own experiences. In this age of skepticism, Ramakrishna is an example of a bright and living faith that gives comfort to thousands of men and women who would otherwise have been left without spiritual light. Ramakrishna “s life has been an object lesson in Ahimsa. His love knew no limits, geographical or otherwise. May his divine love be an inspiration to all.» Mahatma Gandhi.

Sri Aurobindo considered Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa as an incarnation (avatar) of God.

Sri Aurobindo considered Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa as an incarnation (avatar) of God

The Dalai Lama was also influenced by Sri Ramakrishna:

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa: Incarnation of Divinity (Dalai Lama)

Sri Ramakrishna also reflected on the denial of God (atheism):

Sri Ramakrishna God Atheism. Courses Bhagavad Gita Book

“You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.» Sri Ramakrishna.

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