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This book contains the teachings of Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna.  Lovingly called Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi is here presented in all her rustic simplicity, which breaks barriers and is inspired by a universal love.  She said, “I can’t contain myself when somebody draws near me and calls me ‘Mother’!”  Taken from 38 reminisces of her direct disciples and devotees.  Paperback. 409 pp. 

Translated by Swami Nikhilananda

The living words of a God-intoxicated sage. An English rendering of the Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita – the  conversations of Sri Ramakrishna with his disciples, devotees, and visitors, recorded by Mahendranath Gupta or “M”, a direct disciple of the Master.  This translation by Swami Nikhilananda, a direct disciple of Holy Mother, is considered a true masterpiece and has become a spiritual classic.  This is a living book, a spiritual companion that answers the questions of the soul.  Hardback. 1064 pp. with photographs.

Confessions of a Twenty-Something Kali Worshiper by Brahmachari Parameshwara This article originally appeared in Winter 1998 issue of Light of Consciousness Magazine (Desert Ashram, Tucson, 1997). Flipping through one of my old journals recently, I came across a sentence scrawled out years ago, in bold, black ball-point pen, while in a fit of inspiration or…

by Paramhansa Yogananda Is God to be thought of only as a vast impersonal Spirit, without form or sex? Or can the Creator be appealed to in some form which is more familiar to the human mind? If so, shall we say, “Father” or “Mother”? God is both. There is one portion of Being that…

By Brahmachari Parameshwara Originally published in the 1998 Kali Mandir Puja Program. Achieving but a moment of awareness is a constant struggle. Think of a child who sits on the back of a moving wagon watching the cracks in the road recede into the distance. Moments in time, like those swiftly passing cracks, lose their…

  By Sri M. Excerpt from The Condensed Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. It is Sunday. The devotees are free from work, and they have come in numbers to the Temple garden to see Sri Ramakrishna. His door is open to everybody. The Master freely talks with all regardless of creed or color, sect or age….

An Interview with Swami Chetanananda Swami Chetanananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order, is the head of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. We recently got a chance to ask him a few questions about puja and get his advice on the proper attitude for worship. First published in the Kali Mandir newsletter. Kali Mandir:…

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