God Lived With Them: Life Stories of Sixteen Monastic Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna

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Ramakrishna’s incredible aptitude for inner experience and his discovery of the mystic unity of religions are well known. Here are the stories of the finest flowers of his spiritual garden. Five of Ramakrishna’s monastic disciples lived and worked in the West for periods of up to twenty-five years. They built bridges between the ancient and modern worlds and laid the foundation of India’s largest philanthropic and monastic organization.

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Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, an author, and a spiritual teacher with students all over the world. He is the minister-in-charge of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. He has written and translated more than two dozen books about the spiritual life, and he has collaborated in his writing with Huston Smith and Christopher Isherwood. Swami Chetananada has been teaching and writing about Vedanta in the United States for more than three of his four-plus decades as a monk. He came to the United States from Ramakrishna Order monasteries of the Himalayas and Calcutta. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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...contains a subtle transformative power . . . a state of exquisite joy. ... in the company of sixteen spiritual giants. Irene Petryszak, Yoga International Intimate accounts of courageous lives... No spiritual library will be complete without this fascinating book. Light of Consciousness One feels touched by the particular personality of each disciple. --American Vedantist

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