Society Religion and Spirituality Hinduism Gurus and Saints Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sharada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda
Sri Ramakrishna also known as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Sri Ramakrishna Deb India, with her wealth of spiritual tradition, has produced many spiritual giants. One of the greatest was Ramakrishna (1836-1886). His life was a testament to truth, universality, love and purity. Sri Ramakrishna, who was born in 1836 and passed away in 1886, represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness that transcends all time and place and has a universal appeal. Seekers of God of all religions feel irresistibly drawn to his life and teachings. 1836-1886] Sri Sarada Devi also known as Maa Sharada Devi [1853-1920] As the consecrated wife and spiritual companion of Sri Ramakrishna and a spiritual teacher and luminary in Her own right, Sri Sarada Devi, known worldwide as the Holy Mother, is a unique phenomenon in the realm of sacred beings. Swami Vivekananda [1863-1902] The valiant monk who proclaimed in America the greatness of Hinduism and of Indian culture at a time when the West regarded India as a land of barbarians. The beloved disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, he was the living embodiment of sacrifice, dedicated his life to the country, and yearned for the progress of the poor, the helpless and the downtrodden. He was the great thinker and mighty man of action whose ringing words galvanized the slumbering Indians. These three Saints are grouped together as they are the Ramakrishna Family and most of the web sites dealing with one of them have also information about the other two.
About the publication center of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. The official journal (Prabuddha Bharata) is available online.
Details of the Math, its administration and activities; Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sarada Devi, their teachings, chronology and contributions; disciples of Ramakrishna; publications, book stores; details, addresses and links to branches of the organization throughout the world; photo galleries and video archives.
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
All the nine volumes of Swamiji's published works available on line.
Daily Sutras from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Daily sutras plus 100 selected quotations sorted by topic.
Ramakrishna and Christ: Paul Hourihan
Comparison of the lives and mysticism of Ramakrishna and Jesus Christ.
Resources on Vivekananda and Vedanta
Dedicated to making the ideas of Vivekananda accessible to all. Includes a series of interactive lecture summaries, biographical information and a bibliography.
Sarada Ramakrishna Vivekananda: SRV Associations
Provides information on the philosophical systems of Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra, Kundalini and other teachings comprising the Sanatana Dharma, and offering inspiration from these three Holy Personages and their devotees.
Biography of the saint and his teachings.
Sri Ramakrishna : Kathamrita
An on line translation of the original book on Sri Ramakrishna.
Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama Kayamkulam
Details of the Ashram and its activities, including videos of the inauguration of new shrine and prayer hall.
Sri Ramakrishna Teachings
This weblog provides teachings, quotations and discourses from Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
An on-line book exploring the life and spirit of Swami Gambhirananda, one of the most prolific Vedantic scholars and explainers. He was eleventh President of Ramakrishna Mission.
Life, teachings, writings and many new discoveries of Swami Vivekananda, by Frank Parlato Jr, a Vedic Scholar considered to be one of the leading authorities in the world on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
The Bengali magazine of the Ramkrishna Math and Mission started by Swami Vivekananda in January 1899. Includes the history of the magazine and the house which was the Calcutta residence of Maa Sarada Devi.
Vedanta in practice
This Blog contains some of the observations of Swami Vimokshananda and dedicated to the practice of Vedanta as propounded and practised by Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
Information about Vedanta philosophy related to Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Sarada Devi. Includes poems, a calendar of events, and links of interest.
Vedanta West Communications
Devoted to Vedantism and the elucidation and awareness of Vedantic beliefs. Music and theatre based on religious texts.