Author: Swami Tathagatananda
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381325070
The Upanishads declare that Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, is of the nature of Pure Bliss. Pure Bliss reveals itself through Pure or Selfless Love. Realized souls can therefore love others selflessly. Their lives convince us that selfless love is not simply an imagination of the fanciful mind. The present book gives us some illustrations of the selfless love of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda.
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? O man , because you cannot find god in the days of your ignorance, say not that there in no God.
--- Sri Ramakrishna
We have to surrender ourselves completely to the Lord with faith and devotion in Him, serve others to the best of your capacity and never be a source of sorrow to anybody.
--- Holy Mother
Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.
--- Swami Vivekananda
Chapter One – Sri Ramakrishna and the Common Person
Chapter Two – Holy Mother’s Concern for the Common People
Chapter Three – Swami Vivekananda’s Concern for Common Humanity
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