Author: Swami Abjajananda
Translator(s): Chhaya Ghosh
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175052465
The present volume is a translation of the original Bengali book, Swamijir Padaprante, by the late Swami Abjajananda, which was published on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth centenary.
In thirteen short biographies the author brings alive a galaxy of Swami Vivekananda’s principal monastic disciples and shows how, through their spiritual practices and devoted service of God-in man, they exemplified, in manifold ways, the neo-monastic ideal. This ideal is none other than the age-old traditional monasticism of India with a new orientation give to it by their Master for the spiritual regeneration of humanity in modern times. In addition, through the stories of these disciples we get new glimpses of Swamiji’s extraordinary personality and also see him as a loving spiritual trainer of monks.
All of Swamiji’s disciples command our veneration, for all were illumined by his touch. However, this book contains the lives of only thirteen of them, each of whom was intimately connected with the Ramakrishna Movement.
A biographical album containing 183 pictures, arranged chronologically with a life-sketch of Swami Vivekananda, chronological table, write-ups and quotations from Swamiji for each picture, etc. Includes almost all the available pictures of Swamiji, separate and in group, and many pictures of places and persons connected with him.