Sri Sarada Devi - Gospel

(By Swami Nikhilananda)

Preface

First Series
  • Udbodhan Office,Calcutta
  • Seeing good even in evil
  • On the education and marriage of girls
  • Utility of work
  • Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Women must have forbearance
  • On Image Workship
  • Education of women
  • Some spiritual Instructions
  • Sattva quality leads to renunciation
  • Devotees are above caste rules
  • How to serve the divine image in shrine
  • How Sri RamaKrishna sang
  • Married People and Spiritual Life
  • Reverence for the guru
  • Give every man his due
  • Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna
  • God-realization and Divine grace
  • The meaning of misery
  • Confession and absolution from sin
  • On Swami Premenanda
  • A great soul and an ordinary man contrasted
  • Reminiscences of Swami Premenanda and Sri Ramakrishna
  • The monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna
  • The woes of spiritual ministry
  • All worldy things are illusory. Be free from their bondage
  • Musk deer and the immanence of God
  • Spiritual practice and realization of God
  • Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna
  • The Monastic Ideal
  • Need of self-restraint in household life
  • Control of mind and God-realization
  • Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Her kindness to the poor
  • On spiritual practices and experiences
  • Second Series
  • Jayarambati
  • The need of initiation
  • The place of mind in spiritual development
  • Udbodhan Office,Calcutta
  • Renunciation and God-realization
  • Reasoning and God-realization
  • Charity
  • Ecstatic love and God-realization
  • Blinding God
  • Desires and birth
  • Vanity and monastic life
  • God-realisation and Divine Grace
  • On doing Japa with fingers
  • God and the problem of suffering
  • The mystery of Karma and Divine will
  • Spiritual practice can remove sins
  • Life after death
  • The state of non-duality
  • Sri Ramakrishna worshipping his own picture
  • Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Master's presence
  • The Deity partakes of offerings
  • Divine grace : God is one’s own
  • Jayrambati
  • On Nirvana and other states of salvation
  • Isvarakotis can come back from Nirvana
  • Speeding up of spiritual evolution
  • Great souls and redemption of sinners
  • Meaning of God-realization
  • God has the nature of a child
  • The Master's renunciation
  • A true Guru initiates only out of compassion
  • Yearning of God
  • Sri Ramakrishna's renunciation
  • Spiritual Realization depends on Divine will
  • The Master's suffering: its meaning
  • Place of work in spiritual life : justification of the activities of the Ramakrishna Order
  • Non-attachment is true absense of desire
  • Desires-real and apparent
  • The aspirant has the protection of the Divine
  • Karma are inevitable, but spiritual practices can mitigate them
  • Purity depends on the mind
  • Banaras
  • Dying in Banaras leads to salvation
  • Scriptures are sometimes uncertain guides
  • Truth and salvation
  • The need of tapasya
  • Glory of Master's personality
  • Jayrambati
  • Spiritual progress is gradual
  • Are Sudras and women entitled to sannyasa?
  • On Compassion
  • The Master in relation to one's Ishta Devata
  • Look at the Master's picture if you cannot concentrate
  • How far should one observe rules of purity regarding food?
  • Obsession regarding purity of mind is the sign of an impure mind
  • Self-surrender and spiritual discipline
  • God, the only solace in life
  • A Sannnyasin's duty
  • Pray to the lord
  • A devotee in a fit of pique with God
  • Grace of God compared to sun's rays
  • Why man does not see God?
  • Japa of a pure-minded devotee
  • Youth is the proper time for spiritual practices
  • Japa steadies the mind and directs it to God
  • Third series
  • Pranayama, pilgrimage and Kundalini
  • Place for spiritual practice
  • Work and spiritual practice
  • Practice of Asanas and Pranayama
  • Kundalini awakening and Japa
  • Aim of life
  • Guru and God
  • Vision and spiritual unfoldment
  • Worship and duties
  • Spiritual fall,egotism and Divine will
  • The need of spiritual disciplines
  • Knowledge of Brahman
  • Control of mind
  • Faith and scholarship
  • Way to liberation
  • Resignation and spiritual progress
  • Absence of earnestness in spiritual life
  • Liberation and devotion
  • Longing for God
  • WORK AND MEDITATION
  • JAPA
  • DIVINE GRACE
  • LIFE OF PURITY AND RENUNCIATION
  • THE IDEAL OF SANNYASA
  • ON KARMA
  • ON THE MASTER
  • EXHORTATIONS
  • STRAY THOUGHTS