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Ramakrishna Paramahansa

 
Som P. Ranchan (Author)
Synopsis The legend is well known: Vivekananda going up to Paramahansa asking him to prove that God existed, and Paramahansa replying that he was seeing God just as he was looking at Vivek. Only Paramahansa could have said so. For to him God was not a concept as with the theologians or most of the Godmen. He was an immediate presence to be experienced through bhavasamadhi. Nor was experience limited by temporal and physical categories of days, years, male, female for Paramahansa. He did not need to kill the female element within him like his mentor, Totapuri. He did not have to crave for physical consummation either for he had easily achieved the coniunctio of the male and female within him. Paramahansa was a man and a woman. He was a child even as a young man and never lost his youth till the end. His life was a complete text. He could merge and fuse into all the elements of nature giving and receiving nourishment from them. At times, his multitudinous aspect was awe-inspiring. Yet it was possible to communicate with him like a child. Words must flow out in Stuti to this incarnate of the wisdom of the heart. His qualities need to be introjected into our own personality to recognize its lacks and absences; his life needs to be followed as a pilgrimage which leads us to none other than ourselves.
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About the author

Som P. Ranchan

Som. P. Ranchan is an unusual signature in contemporary writing, a poet, literateur, myth maker/cartographer, folk lorist, therapist, critic he has books in all these categories. lately he has taken to story writing. All my boys and othr stories is the second in the genre, the first being O'er Travell'd Roads (Har-Anand). Som P. Ranchan was Professor and Head of English for a decade at H.P. University Shimla and held numerous other positions such as Dean of Social Sciences, of Arts and of Languages, etc. He has been visiting Professor too at Indian Universities and abroad. He has had many fellowships: Fulbright, Smith-mundt of Hazen Foundation, University of Wisconsin, H.P. Academy, HRD, Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Som P. Ranchan is known for his renaissance rangings.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8122006272
length 62p.