K. K. Ramakrishnan

 

BORN : 1924

DIED :  29TH APRIL, 2008

 

INDIAN

26th May 1960, Bhavsar house visit. Photo by Meelan. Courtesy of MN Publ. - cropped image
26th May 1960, Bhavsar house visit. Photo by Meelan. Courtesy of MN Publ. - cropped image
26th May 1960, Bhavsar house visit. Photo by Meelan. Courtesy of MN Publ. - cropped image
26th May 1960, Bhavsar house visit. Photo by Meelan. Courtesy of MN Publ. - cropped image
Courtesy of LSLP
Courtesy of LSLP

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BOOKS WRITTEN BY K.K. RAMAKRISHNAN


 

ADVANCING STREAM OF LIFE

 

Compiled by : K.K.Ramakrishnan

 

1st Edition :  1969 -   Meher Era Publications - 164 pp.

2nd Edition : 1970 -   Meher Era Publications - 202 pp.

3rd Edition :  1974 -   Meher Era Publications - 178 pp.

 

 

THE ADVANCING STREAM OF LIFE

 

It's Mystery, Meaning & Purpose

 

K.K. RAMAKRISHNAN

 

2016 - 4th Edition

 

Published by : Avatar Meher Baba Poona Centre

193 pp.

 

In commemoration of the 52nd Anniversary of Avatar Meher Baba Poona Centre

 

AVATAR MEHER BABA - The Awakener of Hearts

 

BAL NATU, ERUCH JESSAWALA, K. RAMAKRISHNAN

 

1992

 

Published by : Avatar Meher Baba Tamilnadu Centre, Madras,India

56 pp.

 

 

IN SEARCH OF REALITY

 

1982

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

16pp.

 

A JOURNEY ENDS ; Francis joins the Beloved

 

1984

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications, Poona, India

 

37pp.

 

MEHER BABA

 

 HINDI

 

MEHER BABA ON GOD-REALIZATION

 

Compiled by : K.K. Ramakrishnan

 

1976 January

Meher Era No. 9

 

Published : Meher Era Publications, Poona, India

 

82 p.

 

 

MEHER BABA ON INNER LIFE

- the mystical side of self-realization, Poona

 

MEHER BABA

 

1977

 

Meher Era No. 10

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing, Poona, India

70 pp.

 

Courtesy of Dennis Shlaen

 

MEHER BABA ON INNER LIFE

- the mystical side of self-realization, Poona

 

MEHER BABA

 

1977

 

Meher Era No. 10

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing, Poona, India

70 pp.

 

Courtesy of Dennis Shlaen

 

MEHER BABA ON INNER LIFE

- the mystical side of self-realization, Poona

 

MEHER BABA

 1996

 

Meher Era No. 10

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing, Poona, India

70 pp.

 

 

 

MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by : K.K.Ramakrishnan

 

7 editions printed

1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978, ?  and 1995

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

87 pp.


MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by : K.K.Ramakrishnan


7 editions printed

1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978, ?  and 1995


Published by : Meher Era Publications

87 pp.


MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

1978  - 5th edition

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

231 pp.

 

1990  - 6th edition

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

70 pp.

 

1994 - 7th edition

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

72 pp.


MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

7 Publications : 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978, 1990, 1994

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

Various page quanities

 

 

 

MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by : K.K. Ramakrishnan

 

1978 - 5th Edition

 

Published : Meher Era Publications, Poona, India

231 pp.

 

MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by : K.K. Ramakrishnan

 

7 editions printed

1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978, ?  and 1995

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

 

MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

Compiled by : K.K. Ramakrishnan

 

7 editions printed

1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978, ?  and 1995

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

 

MEHER BABA ON NON-VIOLENCE

 

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

 

1965

 

Published by ;K.K. RAMAKRISHNAN

 

16pp.

 

 

MEHER BABA ON THE INNER TRUTH

 

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

MEHER BABA ON THE PROBLEM OF SEX

& SACTITY OF MARRIED LIFE

 

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

 

 

1987 ( 3rd Edition )

Published by ; Meher Era Publishing

72 pp.

 

1998 ( 4th Edition ) Actual cover displayed

Published by ; Meher Era Publishing

73 pp.

 

MEHER BABA ON THE PROBLEM OF SEX

& SACTITY OF MARRIED LIFE

 

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

 

 

19-- ( 1st Edition ?)

 

Published by ; Meher Era Publications, Poona, India

78 pp.

 

MEHER BABA ON THE PROBLEM OF SEX

& SANCTITY OF MARRIED LIFE

With a warning on the means of birth control

 

 There are 2 different coloured covers, a blue and a red.

1971 ( 1st Edition )

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

Published by ; Meher Era Publishing

78 pp.

 

2nd Enlarged Edition

Compiled by ; K.K.Ramakrishnan

Published by ; Meher Era Publications,Poona

78pp

 

MEHER BABA ON WAR

 

Compiled by : K.K. Ramakrishnan

 

1966 - 2nd Edition

 

Published by : Meher Era Publishing

26 pp.

 

1972 - Meher Baba Publications - Hebrew          

 

MEHER BABA

MY COMPANION AND TRUE FRIEND

 

 

 

K.K. RAMAKRISHNAN

 

1974 -

 

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

19 pp.

Meher Era Vol.6

 

MEHER BABA ; THE DAY OF SILENCE 10th JULY 1925

 

 

 

MEHER DARSHAN IN TEARS OF JOY 

 

1991

 

Meher Era Publishings , 13p.

 

QUESTIONS MEHER BABA ANSWERED

 

3 Publishings : 1975 & 2003 - Meher Era Publications

 

  ( PITANJA NO KOJA JE ) Serbian

 - Esotheria Publishing

2001
2001

 

SAHAVAS IN THE COMPANY OF GOD

 

2 Publications1977 & 2001 

Meher Era Publications

 

SAI BABA, THE PERFECT MASTER

 

THE SECRET OF SLEEP

 

4 Publications :  1968, 1969, 1983, 1995

- all Meher Era Publishings

 

SIGNIFICANCE OF SILENCE MEHER BABA OBSERVED

 

1977 - Meher Era Publishing - 16pp.

 

WHAT IS GOD - MEHER BABA

 

1992

 

Self Published

 

WHO IS MEHER BABA ?

 

About 6 Publications : Pre 1960s, 1967, 1973, 1994, 1995

- all Meher Era Publications


Serbian ( KO JE MEHER BABE ) Published by ; Esotheria

 

WHO IS MEHER BABA ?

 

1994

 

Published by ; Baba House - Meher Mohalla, Poona, India

10 pp.

 

WHO IS MEHER BABA ? ( HINDI )

 

WHY MEHER BABA IS CALLED THE AVATAR..

 

1973 

 

Meher Era Publishings 

20pp.

 

WHY MEHER BABA IS CALLED THE AVATAR..

 

1984

 

Meher Era Publishings 

20pp.

 

WHY MEHER BABA IS SILENT

 

1973

 

Meher Era Publishings, 32pp.

K K Ramakrishnan has gone to Beloved Baba

One of the founders of Avatar Meher Baba Poona Centre, Mr. K K Ramakrishnan breathed his last at about 07.00 am in the morning of April 29, 2008. He was about 84. He was appointed the Secretary of the centre by Beloved Baba and held this position until his death.

His was a remarkable life. At a young age, he left his home in Kerala and joined the armed services. During the Second World War, he was posted in Malasia and Burma. He came down to Poona to work in the ammunition factory. He first read about Baba in Lokmanya Tilak’s seminal book “Geeta-rahasya”. He had a natural affinity to the spiritual literature and in his earlier days, was greatly influenced by J Krishnamurthy, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda and Raman Maharshi. He first saw Baba on the Poona station platform when Baba was about to board the train for the Andhra tour. Baba’s beauty made an indelible impression on His mind. With Baba’s grace, He soon became obsessed by Baba, His words and His work. He decided to dedicate His remaining life to spread Baba’s message of love and truth. He sought Baba’s permission to begin work for Baba’s centre at Pune. Baba not only allowed him to begin the project but monitored and guided its execution till the project was completed. KKR had also requested Baba’s presence for the inauguration of the Centre’s hall on May 1, 1964. One of the rare fortunes for any centre to be inaugurated at the hands of the Lord Himself! One year later, on the first anniversary of the centre Baba came here again to give darshan to hundreds of His lovers.

KKR played a significant role in the making of the centre and later, in the world of Baba literature, through various publications he brought out through the centre. He has edited various books on important spiritual themes explained by Beloved Baba at various points in time by compiling Baba’s words related to this theme in a single book. Some of the major compilations are: Meher Baba on Love, Meher Baba on War, The advancing stream of life and the Secrets of Sleep. In today’s world of computers, digitization and internet, this may appear simple but imagine painstakingly going through different volumes of Meher Message, Baba Journals and Baba books and then typing it down on a manual typewriter!

He was known for His analytical, insightful and rational approach to Baba. He was absolutely particular about upholding Baba’s supreme status through one’s talks and writings about Baba.

He also brought out two books on the lives of Baba’s perfect masters Sai Baba and Hazarat Babajan, and paid tributes through books to some of the distinguished lives of close Baba disciples such as Dr. Ghani, Patil Kaka, Francis Brabazon and Baba’s sister, Mani.

In 1994, he had an inner urge to re-activate the Universal Spiritual Centre that Baba had initiated in Bangalore in 1939. He mobilized the resources to bring the Byramangala project to its current shape.

For his entire life after dedicating his life to Baba, he remained focused only on Baba. He read only about Baba and was never interested in any other things. He never married and sought pre-mature retirement from service to fulfill his commitments in Baba work. He used to reside at the centre.

In 1999, he had the opportunity to travel to the US and also visit the Sufism Re-oriented group, with which he had a special relationship. Probably, both were impressed by each other’s work.

I pray to the Beloved to bless us with such a commitment towards Baba. What an inspiring life! We salute you dear Ramakrishnan!

 

(Received via email from Avatar Meher Baba Pune Center - through Prashant Ahir )