Meetings with Ramakrishna

Meetings with Ramakrishna

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Author: Lex Hixon
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 314
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120812970


This book is a dramatic retelling for contemporary westerners, of a series of encounters with the great Bengali sage Ramakrishna (1836-1886), who proclaimed the oneness of all religions and the worship of the blissful divine mother.

By turn playful, brilliant, tender and visionary, Rama-Krishna offers practical instruction, inspiration and trilling glimpses into his state of spiritual intoxication as he meets with devotees and visitors in his room beside the holy river Ganges.


“Hixon’s book emphasizes – from the vantage point of the knowledgeable, discerning westerner on the brink of the twenty-first century – the atmosphere that Ramakrishna created through his words, his deeds, and above all the mere fact of his spiritual presence.”
--- Huston Smith

“…as Hixon so accurately points out, ‘Ramakrishna is not a quaint person from an ancient culture, representing a Particular religious background, but an Einstein of the planetary civilization of the near future, a greenhouse for the future evolution of humanity.’ This book thus Contains the ‘Master-key’ that opens all cultures and hearts.”
--- Ken Wilber

“Dr. Hixon writes very well and in this re-creation has tried to make his ‘meetings with Ramakrishna’ as exciting for the present-day reader as they were for those privileged to meet Sri Ramakrishna, alive in the mid-part of the nineteenth century in Calcutta.”
--- Charles S.J. White


Introduction by the Indian Edition

1. Initial Encounter – Visiting Dakshineswar Garden on the Ganges Near Calcutta
2. Face to Face with the Divine Dancer
3. Ancient Sage Meets Modern Pandit – Ramakrishna and Vidyasagar
4. From The God-Man’s Treasury of Secrets
5. The Taste of Sugar – Boating on the Ganges with Keshab Sen
6. One Hemp-Smoker Recognizes Another
7. The Sage opens a gap in the net on convention
8. The Bliss of Ramakrishna’s Birthday
9. The New Dispensation – Harmony of all Religions
10. Cry with an infinite cry – The master Responds to burning Questions
11. Timeless Man Meets Contemporary Man – Ramakrishna and Bankim Chandra
12. Ramakrishna Relates his intimate Experiences
13. Radha and Krishna in mystic union – The Festival at Panihati
14. Meeting Mother Sarada – Where There is Shiva, there is Shakti
15. The Master Expounds Advaita Vedanta
16. The Mystery of Narendra and The Vow of Spiritual Completion
17. Two Great Souls – Ramakrishna’s Last Meeting with Keshab Sen
18. The Paramahamsa Transmits Spiritual intensity – O Brother Madhusudana, Please Come!
19. The Ideal of Reminine Love
20. Avatara Meets Wandering Sadhu
21. The Mood of the Divine Child – Ramakrishna Breaks His Arm
22. Upward-Flowing Energy of Kundalini
23. Secret Rhythm of the Wisdom Mother
24. Special Worship Kali – The Master Meets a Young Actor
25. Great Swan Meets Orthodox Pandit - Ramakrishna and Shashadhar
26. Ramakrishna Sings The Tantric Transmission
27. The Master’s Terminal Illness – His Friendship with the Humanist, Dr. Sarkar
28. My Play is Over
29. The Master Transforms Dr. Sarkar
30. Ramakrishna and Lord Buddha – The Master Gives Away His Treasures
31. Universal Victory – The Passing Away of Ramakrishna
32. Divine Communion