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The Essential Sri Anandamayi Ma: Life and teachings of a 20th Century Indian Saint

by Joseph A. Fitzgerald, Alexander Lipski, Anandamayi Ma

  • ISBN: 9788120834781, 812083478X
  • Year of Publication: 2010
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 141
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 1,995.00

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    It is an engaging, concise, and spiritually sensitive biography of Anandamayi Ma based on both thorough research and personal contact. It provides us with an insightful interpretation of the significance of Anandamayi Ma's personality and teaching. An edited rendering of Preofessor Lipski's writings on Anandamayi Ma begins the present volume, forming the first and second chapters. No work on Anandamayi Ma would, however, be complete without the inclusion of her actual words. To that end, the third and largest chapter of the present volume provides edited selections from Ma's discourses, recorded by Brahmacari Kamal Bhattacharjee, and later translated into English by Atmananda, both close devotees. This biography by Professor Lipski along with the actual words of Anandamayi Ma creates as complete a verbal representation as is possible of a woman who was herself beyond the level of duality and thus, ultimately, beyond all description.

    This Illustrated edition features:

    * 125 color & sepia photos and illustrations;

    * a concise and sensitive biography written by an American scholar and admirer;

    * edited selections from Anandamayi Ma's teachings, previously unpublished outside India;

    * a glossary of terms;

    * an index


    "She is like the Ganges... Her very touch purifies."-Swami Vijayananda

    "I had found many men of God-realization in India, but never before had I met such an exalted woman saint." - Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi


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