Sri Ramakrishna & Universality   February 15th - 19th, Seattle, Washington

Indias Great Sayings

The advent of Sri Ramakrishna in 1836 in India has ushered in an age that some have called "....the return of the Satya Yuga," or Age of Truth. Whatever the case historically or cosmically, what is certain is that an age where that long, awaited principle of Universality has made its auspicious appearance. More than just the insight that the different religious traditions of the world need to find peace and harmony with one another, the Great Master — who practiced so many of them Himself to reveal the open way to Truth — brought to light the fact that all religions, if sincerely practiced, lead to the same Goal of God realization. How He accomplished this greatest of all miracles is a wonder.

SRV's late winter retreat in Seattle will concentrate on both the Great Master's Unity of all religious traditions, as well as teachings showing the many similarities between the world's religions — all based in Mother India's ancient and timeless scriptural proclamation from the Rig Veda, "Ekam sat vipra bahudha vedanti, Truth is One, paths are many."

 

"My mind is still floating in the luminous atmosphere which that wonderful man diffuses around him whenever and wherever he goes. And what is his religion? Ramakrishna Paramahamsa accepts all the doctrines, all the embodi­ments, usages, and devotional practices of every religious cult. Each in turn is infallible to him. He is an idolater, yet is a faithful and most devoted meditator on the perfections of the one formless, Infinite Deity, whom he terms Akhanda Satchidananda. His religion is not like the religion of ordinary Hindu monks. His religion means ecstasy; his worship means transcendental insight. But how is it possible that he has such a fervent regard for all? What is the secret of his singular eclecticism? To him each of these deities is a force, an incarnate principle, tending to reveal the supreme rela­tion of the soul to that eternal and formless Being, who is Unchangeable."  – Pratap Chandra Majumdar

Arrival: Thursday, February 15, after dinner and by 9:00pm.
Depart: Monday, February 19th at noon.
Tuition (all inclusive): $450; students $200
Registration: Starts now. Tuition is due by February 1.
Financial hardship? Call 808-990-3354 <> srvinfo@srv.org
Register by email: srvinfo@srv.org or by phone 808-990-3354
Credit Cards are accepted and requires an additional 2.4% handling charge. (Call for international handling charge.)

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