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Tributes to Ramakrishna

Mahatma Gandhi


‘The story of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s life is a story of religion in practice. His life enables us to see God face to face. No one can read the story of his life without being convinced that God alone is real and that all else is an illusion.’
– Mahatma Gandhi (Oct 2, 1869 – Jan 30, 1948)


Romain Rolland

Romain Rolland

  • I am bringing to Europe, as yet unaware of it, the fruit of a new autumn, a new message of the Soul, the symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna.
  • “And in the life of Ramakrishna, the Man-Gods, I am about to relate the life of this Jacob’s ladder, whereon the twofold unbroken line of the Divine in man ascends and descends between heaven and earth.’

  •  Ramakrishna is the younger brother of our Christ. It is always the same Man – the son of Man, the Eternal, Our Son, Our God reborn. With each return he reveals himself a little more fully, and more enriched by the Universe.’

– Romain Rolland, the French savant, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and mystic was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Born on Jan 19, 1866, in Clamecy, Nièvre,  France . An  admirer of Gandhi, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, he wrote books on all three. Died Dec 30,1944 in Vezelay.