An Extensive Anthology of Sri Ramakrishna’s Stories

Table of Contents

Introduction            xxiii

Part 1—Eternal Principles

I            Brahman            3
II           Shakti            37
III          Ishvara            53
IV           Maya            75
V            Guru            95 
VI           Truth            127
VII          Grace            131
VIII         Samadhi            139
IX           Unity            175
X            Divine Love            183
XI            Universality            199
XII           Form and Formlessness            213
XIII         Predestination and Auspicious Timing            227
XIV         Karma and Reincarnation            239
XV           God and the World            253
XVI          The Devotee — Illumined and Ever Free            281

Part 2 — Obstacles to Realization

I            Insincerity            305
II           Worldliness            313
III          Ego and Egotism            351
IV           Ignorance and Bondage            375
V            Desires            387
VI           The Passions            397
VII          Judgment and Criticism            409
VIII         Wickedness and Delusion            415
IX           Occult Powers            423
X            Sensationalism            429
XI           Attachment to Wealth            435

Part 3 — The Spiritual Path

A) Necessities for Successful Spiritual Practice

I            Duty and Dharma            447
II           Yearning for God            459
III          Holy Company            473

B) Specific Practices

IV           Sadhana            487
V            Discrimination            519
VI           Concentration            533
VII          Meditation            541
VIII         Ritual and Image Worship            549
IX           Prayer            557
X            Chanting the Holy Names            563
XI           Self-Surrender            577

C) The Results of Spiritual Practice

XII           Character            583
XIII          Guilelessness            593
XIV           Faith            601
XV            Devotion            615
XVI           Knowledge            629
XVII          Direct Perception            665
XVIII         Renunciation            677
XVIV          Compassion            689

Sanskrit Glossary            693

Vedic Teachings Glossary            719

Vedic Teachings Appendix            722

Cross-Reference Index with the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna            725

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