By Richard Schiffman, 245 Pages, Paperback.
Sri Ramakrishna: A Prophet for the New Age is a compact, accessible biography, and the first treatment of Ramakrishna's life to emphasize the practical applications of his teachings. Author's compelling portrait chronicles Ramakrishna's short but transcendent life. From his early spiritual trials (the attempts to gain the mystical knowledge of Kali, the Holy Mother, that left Ramakrishna so frustrated he considered suicide), through his initiation into the divine secrets and apprenticeship under a Brahmani Nun, to his ashram in Dakshineswar, where he trained his disciples until his death, the devout intensity with which the prophet faced life illuminates every page. As the story unfolds, Ramakrishna's remarkable inner journey is recreated through anecdotes, eye-witness accounts, and excerpts from his own speeches.