These are the utterances of a man of our own times, described by Romaine Rolland as the consummation of two thousand years of the spiritual life of three hundred million Hindus. For the first time in the world’s history the words of a prophet, who is reverenced in India as belonging in the spiritual line of Krishna and Buddha and who is being recognized in the west as a compeer of Christ, have been presented with almost stenographic accuracy. In their breadth and depth they are unique. Great spiritual truths are here described in simple words and vivid stories. The problems of a personal God and impersonal Reality, the conflict of religion and of religious disciplines, are here solved in the light of direct experience. In these pages seeker of all religions will find courage and faith, hope and illumination. They will feel God to be very real and within reach of all. They will learn that man’s sincere prayer is always answered and that everyone will become perfect, through the grace of God. For these words covey conviction about the inner divinity of man and spiritual foundation of the universe. Sri Ramakrishna stands as the verification not only of the Sanatanadharma the Eternal Religion of the Hindus, but of all religious faiths and creeds. The gospel of the Master is the silent force animating the national life of India.