Swami Abhedananda (2 October 1866 – 8 September 1939), born Kaliprasad Chandra was a direct disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math. Swami Vivekananda sent him to the West to head the Vedanta Society of New York in 1897, and spread the message of Vedanta.
He was born in north Calcutta on 2 October 1866 and was named Kaliprasad Chandra. His father was Rasiklal Chandra and his mother was Nayantara Devi. In 1884, at the age of 18, while studying for the school final examination under the University of Calcutta, he went to Dakshineswar and met Sri Ramakrishna.
Pleasure is pleasure only in relation to the feeling of pain.
Of the tree of knowledge,philosophy is the flower and religion is the fruit.Philosophy is the theoretical side of religion,and religion is philosophyb in practice.
Our present life is the result of the past,and our future will be the result of the persent.Nothing will be lost.
You, the eternal Spirit,were never born and will never die.You are birthless and deathless.You must not think that you will become immortal after death.This would be impossible if you were not immortal even now.
We have no right to condemn people and call them sinners.All sins are but mistakes.The infinite Being loves the saints and sinners alike.He neither punishes the wicked nor rewards the viruous.It is the eteral law of nature that punishes the wicked and rewards the virtuous.