They Lived With God: Life Stories of Some Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna
The biographies of twenty-eight of the principal lay disciples of Ramakrishna. Includes new material about Ramakrishna previously unavailable in English.
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Sannyasini GauriMata Puri Devi is not a "lay disciple" of Sri Ramakrishna as Swami Chetananda professes in his book. This is false and untrue, in accordance with the archives and books published by Sri Saradeshwari Ashram. The book "Saradeshwari in a Glance" written by President Mataji Vandana Puri Devi, direct monastic disciple of Sannyasini Gauri Mata Puri Devi and President of Sri Saradeshwari Ashram speaks and writes the "truth". Sannyasini Gauri Mata Puri Devi "is" a "Monastic Disciple of Sri Ramakrishna" and Founder of the oldest womens convent, Sri Saradeshwari Ashram in Kolkatta India established in 1895, in the direct monastic lineage of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi. Saradeshwari Ashram, Kolkatta, India is Headquarters to Mothers Trust Mothers Place, Ramakrishna Sarada Universal Temple, Lakeshore Interfaith Institute and Community in Ganges, MI., USA. Sri Ramakrishna, the prophet of Dakshineswar, was born in 1836. To him, love of God and realization of the Divine was found manifesting in his life partner Sri Sarada Devi, who he worshipped as the Holy Mother. While Gauri Ma was living with Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Ma, Holy Mother at Dakshineswar; Sri Ramakrishna gave Gauri Ma the ocher robes of a Sannyasini (nun), and made arrangements for the accompanying rituals of sannyas. Sri Ramakrishna himself offered a bilva leaf into the homa fire. Sannyasini Gauri Mata Puri Devi was a monastic disciple, that was given her formal vows during Sri Ramakrishna's life time. In 1895 commissioned by Sri Ramakrishna, Sannyasini Gauri Mata Puri Devi founded the oldest Womens Math (convent), Sri Saradeshwari Ashram, in Kolkatta, India. In 1897 Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission and in 1901, the Ramakrishna Math. In 1954, Trustees of the Ramakrishna Math funded and started the second womens math (convent), Sarada Math. Ramakrishna was a mighty spring, his disciples so many powerful streams carrying his universal message forward. Mothers Trust Mothers Place, also known as Ramakrishna Sarada Universal Temple, Lakeshore Interfaith Institute and Community in Ganges, MI., USA is an affiliated branch of Sri Saradeshwari Ashram the oldest convent in the direct monastic lineage of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi; where the nuns take their final vows of Sannyas from the President of the oldest womens convent commissioned by Sri Ramakrishna. The Ramakrishna Monks and Ramakrishna Sarada Nuns, work together as equals in their service in their mission. Swami Chetananda is known to us.and doing great work. Yet by professing our founder of the oldest convent in Kolkatta, India; Sannyasini Gauri Mata is a lay disciple and not a monastic disciple in the direct monastic lineage of Sri Ramakrishna is hurtful to 1000's of nuns. President Mataji Bandana Puri Devi is President and Head of the Order, as well as the living monastic disciple of Sannyasini Gauri Mata Puri Devi. The book "Saradeshwari in a Glance" will be available soon with the truth of the womens oldest order in the direct monastic lineage of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi. We pray for peace and not harm.
Mataji Gauribrata Puri Devi, President;
Mothers Trust Mothers Place,
Ramakrishna Sarada Universal Temple
Lakeshore Interfaith Institute and Community
Ganges, MI., USA
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