At the Feet of Sri Ramakrishna
Finding wisdom for our everyday lives in the words of one of India's greatest saints
(more about Sri Ramakrishna)


Indian holy man Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a mystic who saw the Truth behind all religions. His teachings led to the creation of the Vedanta Society.

Although he could read and write Bengali, Sri Ramakrishna could not be called an "educated" man. Therefore, he spoke in simple parables, made humble analogies, and told homely tales with messages clear to his audiences (many of whom were in fact highly educated).

In this page, I will share many of these sayings, with some simple reflections on their meaning. I hope that his words will come through as clear to us in English as they did to his Bengali listeners.

I have modified these texts from the "Sayings" section of F. Max Muller's Ramakrishna: His Life and Sayings found at The Internet Sacred Text Archive. I have also used several books in my library for sources and deeper understanding. Any errors are mine, as are the copyright to this version and the comments.

You can also read a brief biography I've written.

Everything on these pages is © 2009 by James Baquet.