The Valuable Teachings Of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa born on 18 February 1836, also known as Gadadhar Chatterjee or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay was a yogi and a mystic of Indian origin during the 19th-century. Ramakrishna was given to spiritual ecstasies from his early childhood, and was affected by various religious traditions, encompassing adoration towards the goddess Kali, Tantra, Vaishnava bhakti, and Advaita Vedanta.
Devotion for him amongst Bengali elites resulted in the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his preeminent disciple Swami Vivekananda, who captured worldwide influence in the dissemination of modern Hinduism. Born in the village of Kamarpukur, West Bengal, into a penniless, devout, and orthodox Brahmin family, Ramakrishna’s parents felt supernatural incidents and visions before his birth.
His major teachings are enumerated as follows:
- SEE GOD IN ALL
Everyone should enter into a phase of realization in which they see that God is walking in every mortal form and embodying Himself alike through the wise and the wrongdoer, the noble and the atrocious. Therefore when human beings meet different people they must say to themselves, “God in the figure of a holy person, God in the form of the wrongdoer, God in the figure of the law-abiding, God in the form of the corrupt.”
- GOD IS PRESENT WITHIN YOU
Everyone should envision God everywhere and primarily within himself first. Men and women appear to be only void/empty forms, moving their hands, heads and feet, but inside is the Lord Himself. It is not correct to search for him outside when He is omnipresent i.e. present in all forms.
- PERSEVERE IN SEARCH FOR GOD
Pearls are found in the abyss of a great sea and one takes hazard to find them. If plunging once does not deliver you pearls, you should not conclude that the sea is without pearls. Plunge into the deep waters again and again. You are confident to be paid in the end. Similarly it goes with finding of the God in this planet. If your first shot proves fruitless, do not dishearten your energy level. Persevere in your endeavor. You will be able to realize Him until the end.
- TRUST COMPLETELY IN GOD
Blind faith in God is what you need to put in to survive in this world. What is your aim to have been born into this world? Give up all to Him, resign yourself entirely to Him, and there will be no hardships for you. Then you will know that everything works according to His will. Not a single leaf falls without His will. Not a single drop of rain falls without His will. He is all.
- LOVE OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL
Palpable love of God is the imperative thing. Everything else is unreal. Believe that the love of God is the only life-sustaining factor in this Universe. He loves every entity on this planet with equal care and commitment. He is there for all, in times of need, in times of happiness, in times of sadness and in times of hardships.
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