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Holy Mother By Swami Nikhilananda: 307 2-January-2017 Inbox x

02-01-2017 Monday
Holy Mother By Swami Nikhilananda: 307

Chapter 13 – In the Role of Teacher : 026

We shall now briefly describe Holy Mother’s attitude towards the life of monks and of householders, and towards marriage. In her one finds all these three elements present. She herself was married. Surrounded by relatives, she lived, a householder’s life. But at the same time she was a living demonstration of the monastic ideals of compassion, service, purity, non-attachment to the world, and constant communion with the Supreme Spirit.

There were both monks and householders among the Mother’s disciples. She imparted the spirit of brahmacharya and sannyasa to the members of the Ramakrishna Order, sometimes giving them the appropriate robe, and asked them to perform the formal ceremonies under the guidance of Swami Brahmananda, who was then the President of the Ramakrishna Order.

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Holy Mother - Being the Life of Sri Sarada Devi Wife of Sri Ramakrishna And Helpmate in his Mission By Swami Nikhilananda p: 190 – 191

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