Posts Tagged ‘Swami Brahmananda’

Tara (woman who worked with Girish Chandra Gosh on stage performing drama etc.) recalls her visit to Maharaj : Swami Brahmananda, the Spiritual son of Sri Ramakrishna, was revered and respected by all. With what undeserved care and affection he made me his own! I never saw my father, he died before I was born. I thought to myself : “Is this what a father’s affection is like? Or is this something greater?

I could not hold back my tears. My lifelong sorrow melted as the tears fell from my eyes, and I realized: Here is my refuge. Here is someone to whom I am Not a sinner, I am Not an outcast. I am the daughter of Maharaj. He who has none is Maharaj’s own. He is My Maharaj, my father, my heaven, my peace and my God.

What peace I found in Maharaj! I am truly a Blessed Soul because I met Maharaj!


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There are two quotations that Swami Brahmananda used to repeat to his disciples regularly:

“Tell the truth, but never a harsh truth.” The second was from the teachings of Sri Chaitanya:
Be humbler than a blade of grass,
Be patient and forbearing like the the tree,
Take no honour to thyself,
Give honour to all,
Chant unceasingly the Name of the Lord.

Swami Vivekananda once said: “A real guru knows, the past, present, and the future of all his disciples.” Swami Brahmananda knew this about each one of his disciples. Below is an example of an incident Swami Prabhavananda relates:

I was sitting cross-legged in front of Maharaj, with his feet resting on my knees. This was the position in which I often used to massage his feet. Then something happened to me, which I cannot explain. I found myself in a condition in which I was talking, and talking, forgetting my usual restraint, It seemed to me that I spoke freely for a long time, but I do not remember what I said. Maharaj listened and said nothing.

Suddenly I returned to normal consciousness and became aware of Maharaj leaning towards me, and asked me what I said. I then realized, I addressed him as “tumi” (term used for you, when addressing friends and equals). I quickly corrected myself by using apani (respectful form of you).

“I can only assume that Maharaj wanted to corroborate his own intuitive knowledge of my past lives, and he therefore put me into this unusual state of consciousness, in which I was able to tell him what he wanted to know.

Jai Thakur!

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