Shri Gurudeo Ranade Paramarth Mandir, Jamkhandi

One God, One World, One Humanity

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Shri Gurudev Ranade

Last updated on Oct 17, 2019

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Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Saptah Saturday Nov 9 to Monday Nov 11 2019 

Thought for the week


Week 968

It is only the Sages who know the value of spiritual experience. Others give themselves over to visible things. It is a law of nature that some carry merely logs of wood, while others wear rich jewels……The Sage is in possession of the inner spiritual treasure; others, who want to satisfy their appetite, follow after philosophical opinions. (Dasabodha VI. 9. 1-20).

(Page 410, Mysticism in Maharashtra, R D Ranade)

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Paramarth Mandir, Jamkhandi


“For India, he was one of her great men. In India, as also in other countries, there are many great scholars engaged in various researches, many great philosophers with deep insights into reality, many great mystics with ineffable visions, many great teachers who inspire their pupils, many great souls whose integrity and personality are radiant. But we seldom see one person who is all of these at once. Such a one was Shri Ranade, one of those rare spirits who show us how fine human nature can be”.1

Professor George B Burch (1902-1973)2
Professor Emeritus, Tufts University (located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts)
Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University (appointed in 1946)
PhD (1939), AM (1927), AB (1923), Harvard University



[1] Deshpande S. N., 1981. Gurudeo Ranade Biography and Mysticism, Belgaum: Academy of Comparative Philosophy & Religion.
[2] Burch, G. B., 1902-1973. George Bosworth Burch personal archive, 1919-1943. HUC 8919.300.10, 
Harvard University Archives. https://id.lib.harvard.edu/ead/hua03013/catalog Accessed March 24, 2019