Ramakrishna and His Disciples

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Simon and Schuster, 1965 - Religion - 348 pages
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Excerpt: "This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than `holy man', `mystic', or `saint'; all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others."

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Isherwood is a great writer and I like how he acclimates his readers to the setting and story he's going to tell. Ramakrishna's life and birth share many parallels to Jesus', but it doesn't take much ... Read full review

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JSTOR: Ramakrishna and His Disciples.
356 Ramakrishna and His Disciples. By CHRISTO- PHER ISHERWOOD. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1964. 348, Illustrations, Bib- liography, Index. $7.5 . ...
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A short biography of Ramakrishna
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Ramakrishna and His Disciples, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965. Melton, J. Gordon. Religious Leaders of America. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991. ...
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Christopher Isherwood
Later he wrote a biography of Ramakrishna and his disciples (1965). In MY GURU AND HIS DISCIPLES (1980) Isherwood broke from the strictly chronological ...
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Hinduism Today | Mar 1986
In between other novels, Isherwood worked on the biography, Ramakrishna and His Disciples, over a period of six years. It began as a labor of gratitude to ...
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Vedanta Society of New York---On Sri Ramakrishna
(1951), a biography Ramakrishna and His Disciples (1965), and My Guru and His Disciples (1980). This is the story of a phenomenon. ...
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(1981: 249), in his now famous Ramakrishna and His Disciples. That "was. out of the question," Isherwood wrote, as soon as his biography became ...
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Mysticism East and West
week 14-16: Introduction to Hinduism; Ramakrishna and His Disciples. Evaluation three exams, time allowing "mansion map," "valley map" major paper ...
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Myth and metaphor in science and spirituality, proutworld
(Christopher isherwood, Ramakrishna and His Disciples, p 118) This was the first time Ramakrishna attained nirvikalpa samadhi--the highest of all meditative ...
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Summit University Online Events
Based on the book Ramakrishna and His Disciples, by Christopher Isherwood, this course examines the phenomenal life of Ramakrishna—the extraordinary Hindu ...
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About the author (1965)

Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986.

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