Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses sri ramakrishna and mysticism. In a school play, while playing the role of the god Shiva he was too indulged in it that he lost his consciousness of the world outside himself. Other spiritual experiences of Ramakrishna were watching the flight of cranes which going into a state of rapture. Having very little interest in practical things, the outer world, and school. Ramakrishna became the priest in 1866. The temple where Ramakrishna started serving was located on the Ganges River near Calcutta and belongs to the goddess Kali and dedicatedly built by Rani Rasmani – a pious widow. In order to seek the vision of the goddess Kali, Ramakrishna meditated on the edge of the temple grounds in a sacred grove of five trees (Laude, 146).
It was the point when Ramakrishna felt that he could not live without consciously seeing Kali and was really frustrated with the feeling. He was too passionate to see Kali that he threatened to take his own life if his demand for seeing Kali will not fulfill. In the hand of the Kali statue, held a ritual dagger, the same where Ramakrishna threatened to take his life.
On jumping up and seizing a sword like a mad man, I felt that suddenly Kali revealed to him as a blessed mother. About the surroundings, he added that everything vanished from his sight either it is a temple or different parts of the building leaving no traces behind them. An effulgent, infinite, and limited ocean of consciousness was then seen by Ramakrishna. He felt that to swallow him up a terrific noise and shinning billows rushed towards him and that was the point he collapsed feeling like caught in a rush and was no more in conscious. He felt the presence of the Divine Mother and an undiluted bliss making him new altogether. ( McDaniel, 95)
Originated from the Greek language, the term mysticism refers to the phenomena of concealing. A secret Religious ritual is also one form of mysticism as defined by the Hellenistic world. The hidden presence of the Scriptures and hidden allegorical interpretation also refers to the same phenomena in Christianity.