Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna / Edition 2

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Overview

Dramatically recreates a series of delightful encounters with a great spiritual teacher.

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Library Journal
Hixon, a disciple of both Ramakrishna's wife and his spiritual successor, provides contemporary commentary based on The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and The Great Master . This retelling in clear contemporary English requires no background knowledge and makes accessible the ideas of a most remarkable Hindu saint who worshipped Kali, the Divine Mother, but also experienced union with Jesus, Muhammad, and Allah. Hixon claims his book ``is not a conventional biography but a workbook'' to provide Ramakrishna's guidance to the spiritually inclined reader of any religious tradition and to clarify the mystical path. Hixon is self-effacing: what shines through is Ramakrishna sanctity and wisdom, as well as the devotion of his disciples. Recommended for most libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943914800
  • Publisher: Larson Publications NY
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Dragon Editions Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 739,658
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Initial Encounter: Visiting Dakshineswar Garden on the Ganges Near Calcutta 1
2 Face to Face With the Divine Dancer 14
3 Ancient Sage Meets Modern Pandit: Ramakrishna and Vidyasagar 19
4 From the God-Man's Treasury of Secrets 28
5 The Taste of Sugar: Boating on the Ganges With Keshab Sen 33
6 One Hemp-Smoker Recognizes Another 38
7 The Sage Opens a Gap in the Net of Convention 45
8 The Bliss of Ramakrishna's Birthday 51
9 The New Dispensation: Harmony of All Religions 56
10 Cry With an Infinite Cry: The Master Responds to Burning Questions 62
11 Timeless Man Meets Contemporary Man: Ramakrishna and Bankim Chandra 70
12 Ramakrishna Relates His Intimate Experiences 80
13 Radha and Krishna in Mystic Union: The Festival at Panihati 93
14 Meeting Mother Sarada: Where There Is Shiva, There Is Shakti 100
15 The Master Expounds Advaita Vedanta 107
16 The Mystery of Narendra and the Vow of Spiritual Completion 113
17 Two Great Souls: Ramakrishna's Last Meeting With Keshab Sen 120
18 The Paramahamsa Transmits Spiritual Intensity: O Brother Madhusudana, Please Come! 140
19 The Ideal of Feminine Love 149
20 Avatara Meets Wandering Sadhu 155
21 The Mood of the Divine Child: Ramakrishna Breaks His Arm 161
22 Upward-Flowing Energy of Kundalini 167
23 Secret Rhythm of the Wisdom Mother 173
24 Special Worship of Kali: The Master Meets a Young Actor 182
25 Great Swan Meets Orthodox Pandit: Ramakrishna and Shashadhar 193
26 Ramakrishna Sings the Tantric Transmission 202
27 The Master's Terminal Illness: His Friendship With the Humanist, Dr. Sarkar 212
28 My Play Is Over 219
29 The Master Transforms Dr. Sarkar 222
30 Ramakrishna and Lord Buddha 233
31 The Mood of Formlessness: The Master Gives Away His Treasures 241
32 Universal Victory: The Passing Away of Ramakrishna 245
33 Divine Communion 250
Index 309
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