Swami Shantatmananda

Ego is the greatest impediment

22 April, 2017

Sri Ramakrishna would often point out how ego is a great impediment in spiritual life. He would give several illustrations to explain the idea.

Behaviour of the ‘knower’ of Brahman

15 April, 2017

In the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita there are a series of slokas which describe the nature of a Sthitaprajna or a man of steady wisdom.

The nature of Samadhi

8 April, 2017

Devotees who used to visit Sri Ramakrishna regularly would often be blessed with an extraordinary sight of Sri Ramakrishna going into Samadhi.

His incarnation can be felt in humans

1 April, 2017

Sri Ramakrishna would explain to his devotees the mystery of incarnation in the following way “However great and infinite God may be, His Essence can and does manifest itself through man by His mer

Sadhana can help overcome Maya

25 March, 2017

Devotees would often confess to Sri Ramakrishna about their attachment to worldly life.  They would state that they feel bewildered by the power of various attractions w