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2004 | Varanasi | 158 pages | 2 photos | English
Bhaiji was the foremost disciple of Sri Ma, and has written, not a biography, but a little sketch, which introduces a few facts of his own direct experience to show how she opened up a fountain of life in his own almost parched-up soul (his own words). This book has a mysterious power to invoke Sri Ma’s presence, like no other, and this must result from that very close connection between Bhaiji and Sri Ma, his all-in-all
AS THE FLOWER SHEDS ITS FRAGRANCE by Atmananda
2006 | Ahmedabad | 200 pages | English
Diary Leaves of a Devotee 1947-1963
MATRI VANI by Gurupriya Devi
1963 | Varanasi | 167 pages | English
These fragments of personal advice and suggestions formed part of letters dictated by Sri Ma in reply to those of devotees, and translated from the Bengali by Atmananda.
MATRI VANI VOLUME II by Sister Uma
1977 | Calcutta | 313 pages | English
Another selection from the sayings of Sri Ma. These are also mainly from letters, touching subjects not included in the first volume. Some excerpts from conversations (previously published in Ananda Varta) are also there. Translated by Atmananda.
THAT COMPASSIONATE TOUCH OF MA ANANDAMAYEE by Narayan Chaudhuri
published by “Motilal Banarsidass.
140 pages | 2 photos | English
This book contains miracle laden incidents and strange little happenings depicting Sri Sri Ma’s infinite compassion for Her children. Each narrative carries one particular message – the message of solace and compassion for Her devotees.
ANANDAMAYI HER LIFE AND WISDOM by Richard Lannoy
1996 | London | 200 pages | 50 photos (omitted in on-line version) | English
Drawing extensively on Her own words and advice to followers, Richard Lannoy reveals a personality at once both breathtakingly simple and an enigma of fathomless complexity. His text recounts Her dramatic spiritual metamorphosis from youthful ecstatic to venerable sage.
SAD VANI by Bhaiji (J.C. Roy)
1973 | Varanasi | 161 pages | English
The first collection of Sri Ma’s teachings to appear in print, originally in Bengali, in 1935 as recorded by Bhaiji (probably Sri Ma’s closest disciple, who understood her best).
WORDS OF SRI SRI ANANDAMAYI MA by Atmananda
Published by Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha
May 1995 | 194 pages | 1 Photo
This book contains a selection from Sri Anandamayi Ma’s replies to oral questions, recorded at meetings of large and small groups. They deal with meditation, the spiritual path and Self-Realisation; with a great variety of problems – practical, philosophical, and metaphysical as encountered by seekers after Truth at various stages of their quest.
MOTHER AS SEEN BY HER DEVOTEES by Several authors.
178 pages | 2 photos
The present work brings together some papers from a number of writers, Indian and Non-Indian, on what each of them thinks about Mother Anandamayi and of the reaction of each to the influence of Her superb personality. It seems, however, that all of them have been deeply impressed with Mother’s sanctity, wisdom and love, and greatly influenced by the extraordinary qualities of Her life and character; although none of them have anything to say, except incidentally, on the mystery of Her Being and Personality.
Translated by Br Kumari Chandan Puranacharya from the Bengali of Swami Virajananda
May 1995 | 194 pages | 1 Photo
Swami Virajananda had originally written these volumes in Bengali, taking the material from Sri Ma’s own lips.The first 2 volumes are an introduction to the subsequent publications. Vol 1 is about Ma’s ancestral lineage, Her parents and Her homes, along with a discussion about Her birth. The Vol 2 depicts Her entire childhood Lila, ending with Her entry into Grihastashram (Householder life) including a portrayal of Her unique seva there. In Vol 3 Ma reveals Her Svarupa. Throughout this volume, there is this revelation that in all the objectives of all sadhanas it is Bhagavan only in those forms.
THE MOST GRACIOUS PRESENCE,
2009, 2011, 2014 | Varanasi | 411, 422, 221 pages | English
ANANDAMAYEE THE UNIVERSAL MOTHER by Dr Buddhadev Bhattacharya
(original text in Bengali, translated by Asim Chatterjee)
1995 | Anandamayi Sangha | 116 pages and many prints | English
This is the text only of this profusely illustrated book covering Sri Ma’s life in great detail. The book includes 55 paintings depicting Sri Ma’s life.
ANANDAMAYI MA’S INSCRUTABLE KHEYAL by Anil Ganguli
1980 | Sri Sri Anandamayi Charitable Society | 55 pages | English
This is a small booklet, long out-of-print, illustrating some examples of Sri Ma’s kheyal as recorded by a very old and close devotee.
SRI SRI MA ANANDAMAYI (Didi's Diaries)
Bengali original by Gurupriya Devi (Didi)
1984-96 | Sri Sri Anandamayi Charitable Society | English
Didi was closely associated with Sri Ma from when she first met Sri Ma at the end of 1925. She was her closest companion, as health permitted, for the rest of her life. She kept a diary, published in Bengali in many volumes. 6 have so far been translated into English, from their meeting until 13th May 1938.
ANANDAMAYEE MA (AS I HAVE KNOWN HER) by Naren Chowdhuri
Shree Shree Anandamayee Charitable Society;| 138 pages | English
The author describes the days when he had Sri Ma’s darshan in 1937, and details notable events and sayings, as well as other inspiring episodes.
Sri Sri Anandamayi Charitable Society | 182 pages
Ma’s words taken from Ananda Varta, Matri Darshan and recorded conversations have been translated from the original Bengali.
This invaluable source of Sri Ma’s words and sayings have been presented under many different headings for convenience.
Published by Bhimpura Ashram | 2012 | 74 pages
GUJARATI at the front/HINDI in the middle/ENGLISH at the back.
This small book has been produced in memory of much beloved Swamiji. It is a compilation of short contributions by some of many devotees.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SRI SRI MA ANANDAMAYI by Prof Amulya Kumar Datta Gupta
1986-91 | Sri Sri Anandamayi Charitable Society | English | Apologies for poor scanning.
He had started publishing records of life around Sri Ma in 1938 and 1940. When Ananda Varta came into being his articles were published there. They cover a period from October 1935 up to 1946.
THE DIVINE MOTHER SHRI SHRI MA ANANDAMAYEE by Dr Premlata Srivastava
published by National Book Organisation | English
Dr Srivastava had been asked by Sri Ma several times to write something. In this book she writes about the life and times of Sri Ma, including chapters on Devotees, Saints and Sri Ma’s teachings. Reproduced here by kind permission of Dr Srivastava.
MA ANANDAMAYEE LEELA - Memoirs of Hari Ram Joshi by Hari Ram Joshi
1974 | published by Sri Sri Anandamayi Charitable Society | English
Hari Ram Joshi has written some very interesting facts about the life of Sri Sri Ma in his own style. He was an ardent devotee. When he later compiled Sri Ma's life he was completely blind and he dictated from memory and so it is only natural that some repitions may have crept in.
MA ANANDAMAYEE - Embodiment of India's Spiritual and Cultural Heritage by various authors
2005 published by Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha | English
Lectures and papers presented by a galaxy of distinguished scholars and devotees at a national seminar in December 1997 at Kolkata on the occasion of celebrations of the birth centenary of Sri Sri Ma.
IN YOUR HEART IS MY ABODE - Life and Teachings of Sri Ma Anandamayi by Bithika Mukerji
1995 published by Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha | English
A concise summary of Sri Ma's life, together with some selected sayings.
1996 published by Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha | English
Stories told By Sri Ma during Matri Satsangs, of the nature of parables.
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