Direct Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna
Innumerable people who came into contact with them were transformed spiritually. Even today their lives and teachings are inspiring to humanity! The life stories of sixteen disciples of Sri Ramakrishna along with some of their teachings show that each one of them was a gigantic spiritual personality - superb in character, unique in achievement, and an asset to humanity. When one considers this, one wonders how so many almost superhuman characters could cluster together at one and the same time. Truly, Sri Ramakrishna, a great jeweller as he was, could collect so many jewels and leave them as a legacy to the world.'
The disciples of Ramakrishna were great in their own place, and well worthy of study for spiritual inspiration and learning. Their guru, Sri Ramakrishna was compared to a gardener who collected a bouquet of different flowers, or in this case, his disciples. His disciples varied greatly in personality and temperament.