The sublime words of Sri R?makrishna are defined by wisdom and humility ? his guidance to the spiritual path to the divine is delivered in a simple, lucid and compassionate way. Born in 1836, Ramakrishna experienced unusual visions from a young age; attributing these to the divinity, he vowed to follow the life of a holy man, living an ascetic and simple life alongside a small community of followers, while writing the spiritual tenets that would lead to great renown in his native Bengal. These writings were referred to as the Gospel of Ramakrishna, as they proscribed a spiritual existence from the perspective a man who lived to walk the path to God. Many readers are amazed at the gentle, plain manner with which Ramakrishna dispenses his wisdom ? there is very little dryness, or obscure citations of lore. Rather, we receive a practical and compassionate guide to living one's life and adjusting one's attitude to be considerate of others and of the divine forces which inhabit the heavens.