Author: Swami Saradananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171203353
This book is unique in biographical literature, as it offers, besides an exhaustive chronological account of the Great Master's life, a searching study of his mental states, his spiritual experiences, and his philosophical background.
Entitled Sri Ramakrishna Leelaprasanga in its Bengali original, and re-named in its English translation as Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master, this is the most important source book on the Great Master's life and teachings. By his literary qualifications, by his spiritual endowments, by his intimate personal contact with the Master and his associates, and by the patient and arduous research, the author conducted on the subject, he was eminently suited to expound the life and teachings of the Great Master to the world.
There may be some elements smacking of miracles in the work, but Swami Saradananda assures that he has recorded them deliberately as information he has got from very trustworthy authorities after subjecting them to critical analysis.