|Format||Paperback (228 x 157mm)||Edition||2nd|
|Series||No of pages||348|
A spiritual biography of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), the teacher of Swami Vivekananda, by established Anglo-American novelist and playwright Christopher Isherwood. Ramakrishna was an avatar "in the line from Babaji down to Yogananda." (Benjamin Creme (1993), Maitreya's Mission, Vol.II, p.73) "Avatars are not actually members of this planet's Spiritual Hierarchy. They 'come in' from outside the planet." (Benjamin Creme (1997), Maitreya's Mission, Vol.III, p.63)
The author dedicated this book to his own guru, Swami Prabhavananda of the Ramakrishna Order. Together Isherwood and Prabhavananda wrote a number of translations of classical Hindu scriptures, such as e.g. How to Know God, an interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
|Original publication year||1965|
|Original publisher||Simon & Schuster|