Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1997 - Religion - 314 pages
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For many, "Great Swan" is Lex's greatest work -- a true classic. The sanctity, delightful playfulness, wisdom, power, devotion, and spiritual intensity of one of the most inspiring spiritual teachers of all time permeate every page. Blissfully unconventional, Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a prime mover in the transmission of Eastern mystical practices into the West's spiritual renaissance. "Great Swan" may well be the next best thing to a personal meeting with him.
  

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He who knows and knows he knows, he is a wise man, seek him.This is no longer a cliche. Lex Hixon is such a wise man. His book Great Swan is a perfect entry into the mysterious, spiritual world and mind of Pramahansa Ramakrishna, Sharda Ma and Vivekanada . His life and message gives deep, fresh insight and brings to the world a work of inspiration and wisdom whereby one take a deep sip from this spiritual fountain to last many lifetimes. Thank you Lex Hixon for such a wonderful book which will truely be a gospel for well being of our future, secular world without the boundaries that divides peoples and nations... Rinzing Wangdi 

Contents

Preface
vii
Introduction to the Indian Edition
xix
INITIAL ENCOUNTER
1
FACE TO FACE WITH THE DIVINE DANCER
14
FROM THE GODMANS TREASURY OF SECRETS
28
ONE HEMPSMOKER RECOGNIZES ANOTHER
38
THE SAGE OPENS A GAP IN THE
45
THE BLISS OF RAMAKRISHNAS BIRTHDAY
51
the paramahamsa transm1ts
140
THE IDEAL OF FEMININE LOVE
149
AVATARA MEETS WANDERING SADHU
155
THE MOOD OF THE DIVINE CHILD
161
UPWARDFLOWING ENERGY OF KUNDALINI
172
SPECIAL WORSHIP OF KALI
182
GREAT SWAN MEETS ORTHODOX PANDIT
193
RAMAKRISHNA SINGS THE TANTRIC
202

CRY WITH AN INFINITE
62
TIMPLESS MAN MEETS CONTEMPORARY
70
RAMAKRISHNA RELATES HIS INTIMATE
80
RADHA AND KRISHNA IN MYSTIC UNION
93
MEETING MOTHER SARADA
100
THE MASTER EXPOUNDS ADVAITA VEDANTA
107
THE MYSTERY OF NARENDRA AND THE
113
TWO GREAT SOULS
120
THE MASTERS TERMINAL ILLNESS
212
MY PLAY IS OVER
219
RAMAKRISHNA AND LORD BUDDHA
233
THE MOOD OF FORMLESSNESS
241
DIVINE COMMUNION
250
Index
309
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