Translated by Swami Nikhilananda
Introduction by Aldous Huxley, edited by Joseph Campbell
The words and stories of Hindu saint exemplar Ramakrishna are recorded with with an almost stenographic precision.
- 640 pages, US abridged edition hardback
1,106 pages US large hardback
In this book written by Mahendra Nath Gupta, or "M.," and translated from the Bengali by Swami Nikhilananda, the words and stories of Ramakrishna are recorded with with almost stenographic precision. What emerges is a picture of a person who is not only loving, and lovable, but madly in love with God, what we call God-intoxicated. Readers are apt to feel that if God took a human form to talk to us, maybe this is what he would be like.
A biography of Ramakrishna is included.
This book has attracted interest from many diverse religious groups.
The large edition includes photos, glossary and index.
The abridged edition contains all the teachings from the larger Gospel, but is one third the size. Long songs are reduced and mythological stories shortened.
Most people prefer to buy the larger edition first, then use the abridged edition to carry around for study.
We also sell another translation that lacks the quality of translation into good English, but is an almost word-for-word translation into English from the original Bengali titled Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritta.
See also the Concordance to the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
Sri Rama krishna
The blessings of this child of God are upon my life since reading the gospel. Learning of him is beautiful but tuning into his eternal nature through reading his life is bliss. The incense is the sweetest fragrance. When I read I burn the insence and later when I smell the insence I remember his presence. I am a diciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and he recommended this gospel to his devotees. I love Vendanta society and cannot wait untill the bookroom is open again.
yay team for this one!
hot diggity God! we can access the depth of Master M's magnum opus without the weight! we still pay homage to the 'big book', & are happy to have this one for those early morning study hours when you need things to be a bit more easy to hold! beautiful to hold; the actual size of the book brings the words more to heart & a literal intimacy to be had with Sri RK etal!--Revzo
the gospel of sri ramakrishna
it is a must read if you have interest in Ramakrishna or spiritual life one of the best books and easy to read kausika