Guru - Teachers of Humanity

Rāmkumār wanted Sri Ramakrishna to learn the intricate rituals of the worship of Kāli. To become a priest of Kāli one must undergo a special form of initiation from a qualified guru, and for Sri Ramakrishna a suitable brāhmin was found. But no sooner did the brāhmin speak the holy word in his ear than Sri Ramakrishna, overwhelmed with emotion, uttered a loud cry and...

Life of Shri Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna was often seen immersed in deep spiritual states since his early childhood. At age of six he first entered the state of spiritual bliss. It took place while he was watching a flock of white cranes flying in the sky covered with black clouds. During the time his tendency to experience ecstatic states became stronger. When he was seven, his father died, and it...

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