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Ramakrishna Revisited: A New Biography (Hardback)

Narasingha Prosad Sil

Edité par University Press of America, United States, 1998
ISBN 10: 0761810528 / ISBN 13: 9780761810520
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Titre : Ramakrishna Revisited: A New Biography (...

Éditeur : University Press of America, United States

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Since the publication of Sri Ramakrishna s first biography, readers have been familiar with the awesome figure of a spiritual personality who established a direct liason with the divine and preached the most enlightened religious eclecticism in simple vernacular. All subsequent studies on the paramahamsa have been predicated on the monastic Vedantic interpretation of his career and character.This study is a pioneering attempt to uncover the human face behind the mask of the Paramahamsa. Using rare Bengali sources, it is an entirely new look at the saint. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9780761810520

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Synopsis : Since the publication of Sri Ramakrishna's first biography, readers have been familiar with the awesome figure of a spiritual personality who established a direct liason with the divine and preached the most enlightened religious eclecticism in simple vernacular. All subsequent studies on the paramahamsa have been predicated on the monastic Vedantic interpretation of his career and character.This study is a pioneering attempt to uncover the human face behind the mask of the Paramahamsa. Using rare Bengali sources, it is an entirely new look at the saint. In his search for the historical and human figure, the author reexamines the saint's life and thought, and delves into his childhood experiences presenting him as a simple, gregarious, semiliterate rustic with a complex sexual dilemma and spiritual hunger who sought a solution to his troubled psyche in an eclectic piety of faith and fun.

Critique: ...a revision of Ramakrishna that is sympathetic, even appealing, in replacing (or subverting) the idealized portrait we have had up until recent times. -- DAVID KINSLEY, McMaster University ...a revision of Ramakrishna that is sympathetic, even appealing, in replacing (or subverting) the idealized portrait we have had up until recent times. -- DAVID KINSLEY, McMaster University

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