'A great saint has said that he who has got God's name on his lips is a Jivan-mukta (one who is delivered in this life) because continuous remembrance of God eliminates the ego-sense and grants him the realization of his immortal, changeless Self. Name is a link between the devotee and God. It brings the devotee face to face with God and enables him to attain the knowledge of his oneness with Him.'
'The Essential Swami Ramdas'
By Swami Ramdas (Author), Rebecca Manring (Foreword)
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Swami Ramdas (1884-1863) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest saints of the 20th century. "The Essential Swami Ramdas" is a distillation of his writings, which, taken as a whole, have been compared to such classics as "The Way of the Pilgrim" and "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna". In simple and eloquent language, Ramdas writes directly from the heart and his message of certain deliverance through unswerving remembrance of God is meant for serious seekers of all religions. Overflowing from a fountain of pure love, the words of Swami Ramdas reflect the supreme bliss of God-realisation and blaze a trail from the human to the Divine. This commemorative edition includes: extensive selections from Swami Ramdas collected writings, an 8 page selection of rare sepia photographs, an introduction to the life of Swami Ramdas by Susunaga Weeraperuma, samples of Swami Ramdas handwriting, and a detailed bibliography and a comprehensive glossary of Indian terms.