Born in 1836 at Kamarpukur in West Bengal, Gadadhar Chatterjee was never formally educated but could read and write Bengali reasonably well. Though he was the son of a village priest, he was unable to read or speak Sanskrit and English.
For Gadadhar, popularly known later as Ramakrishna Paramhansa, his upbringing in an environment infused with devotion to Goddess Kali fetched him his first mystical occurrences later in which he claimed to have seen God as the Divine Mother, as Goddess Sita, as Rama, Krishna, Muhammad and Jesus Christ.
Sri Ramakrishna went on to become one of the most important nineteenth century Hindu mystics. His influence on his disciples, particularly Swami Vivekananda, led to the formation of an entire movement called the Ramakrishna Mission.
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The teachings of Sri Ramkrishna, the great mystic who is said to have possessed divine powers, has attracted and enlightened the masses. His followers included Narendra Dutta, who later became Swami Vivekananda. In this book we get a glimpse of Sri Ramkrishna's intense spirituality and pure simplicity.
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