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Evaluate and analyse the contributions of Ramakrishna to the modern development of Hinduism?

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AS and A Level Hinduism

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Evaluate and analyse the contributions of Ramakrishna to the modern development of Hinduism?

Today, Sri Ramakrishna is revered by millions of people from all different faiths. Some look upon him as a great teacher, some as a saint, and some as a divine incarnation. Great thinkers of the East and West find in his teachings the ring of universal truth and pay tribute to him from all over the world.

One main theme that was reinforced by Ramakrishna was his desire to "see in God in all". Ramakrishna believed that true self-realisation only came when everything was transformed into a manifestation of God. "I have now come to a stage of realization in which I see that God is walking in every human form and manifesting Himself alike through the sage and the sinner, the virtuous and the vicious. God in the form of the saint, God in the form of the sinner, God in the form of the righteous, God in the form of the unrighteous." This has become one of the modern principles of Hinduism today. Ideas such as these have allowed Hinduism to stand the test of time and allow many different ways of

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