SRI RAMAKRISHNA AND HIS ETERNAL TEACHINGS
Sri Ramakrishna is worshipped by his countless devotees all over the world as a divine incarnation. To them, he was their beloved Thakur (God), who would enlighten them spiritually as well as bring joy, peace and solace in ther lives, while leading them to the path of god realisation.Sri Ramakrishna was a personification for transcendental purity and renunciation and did not deviate by a hair’s breadth from the path of rectitude. His teachings, delivered in colloquial Bengali, in an informal manner, contaning the sublime wisdom of the Upanishads, enthralled the devotees, who came in thousands to hear him. He propagated the message of religious concord and harmony and emphasised that different religions are different paths, all leading to God. He said that religious acrimony was the outcome of bigotry and ignorance. With deep humanism, he felt that "Jiva is Shiva" and service to man is the highest form of service to God. This book is a reverential tribute of a humble devotee, to the great Master, briefly deals with some of the eternal teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and their undying significance and perennial value for the modern world, consumed by intolerance, dogmatism and hatred, teetering on the edge of catastrophic conflicts.
Sankar Senpresently, a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, is a distinguished member of the Indian Police Service, allotted to Orissa Cadre. Besides serving with distinction in the statep police, he went on deputation to the Government of India and served as the Additional Director General of the Border Security Force, Director of the SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Director General of the National Human Rights Commission, Special Rapporteur-in-Charge of Custodial Justice Programmes in NHRC, among others. He was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. A large number of his articles on police reforms, law enforcement and human rights have appeared in magazines and national dailies in India and abroad. His books include,National Human Rights Commission;National Security: An Overview;Swami Vivekananda: A Modern Saint and Prophet; Stalwarts of Indian Police (ed.).