K. K. Ramakrishnan

 

BORN : 1924

DIED :  29TH APRIL, 2008

 

INDIAN

Courtesy of LSLP
Courtesy of LSLP

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BOOKS WRITTEN BY K.K. RAMAKRISHNAN


 

ADVANCING STREAM OF LIFE

 

3 Publications : 1969, 1970 & 1974

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

178 pages each

 

IN SEARCH OF REALITY

 

1982

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

16pp.

 

A JOURNEY ENDS ; Francis joins the Beloved

 

1984

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

37pp.

 

MEHER BABA

 

 HINDI


MEHER BABA ON LOVE

 

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

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

Various page quanities

 

 

1996
1996

 

MEHER BABA ON THE INNER LIFE

 

2 Publications :      1977 Meher Era Publications

                              1996 -  Sheriar Press, 96pp.

 

 

 

MEHER BABA ON THE INNER TRUTH

 

1996

 

Published by : Meher Era Publications

 

 

MEHER BABA ON THE PROBLEM OF SEX

 

4 Publications - All published by Meher Era : 1971, ...., 1987, 1998

 

MEHER BABA ON WAR

 

5 Publications :    1963, ......, 1972  Meher Era Publishing

                              1972 - Meher Baba Publications

                               Hebrew          

 

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 ? ( HINDI )

 

WHY MEHER BABA IS CALLED THE AVATAR..

 

 2 Publications : 1973 , ..... - 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 )