How to Live with God: In the Company of Ramakrishna
- 584 pages with reference and index, US paperback
How to Live with God transports us into Ramakrishna’s world with lucidity and breathtaking detail. Sitting alongside his closest disciples, we witness the master’s spiritual ecstasy, his astonishing insights, his humor, and his practical advice for anyone yearning to know God.
Here we learn how to establish a relationship with God, and how to love God. Much of the information is translated into English for the first time.
In my study of the world's religions I have been fortunate in coming upon inspiring firsthand accounts of the world's great spiritual geniuses, including Sri Ramakrishna, India's greatest 19th century saint.... Swami Chetanananda has infused Ramakrishna with new life for our time. He has produced an important book that puts us all in his debt.
– Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions
For over thirty years Swami Chetanananda has researched the details of the life of Sri Ramakrishna, and performed for us the great service of making available in attractive form many valuable archival and historical resources that had long been inaccessible.
– Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Harvard Divinity School
As one moves through the twenty-nine chapters of this book, one begins to get a sense of what it means to live with God through every aspect of one's personal and professional life.... Regardless of one's religious or philosophical tradition, How to Live with God: In the Company of Ramakrishna is a wonderful and rich testament to the value of authentic spirituality.
– Gerald James Larson, Professor Emeritus,
Indiana University and UCSB