Gender: Male
Origin: Indian, Bengali, monastic name
TURIYANANDA, monastic name of HARINATH CHATTOPADHYAY, (1863-1922) - "Turiyananda or "Hari Maharaj" as he was popularly known as, was a direct monastic disciple of Ramakrishna, the 19th-century
saint and mystic from Bengal. He was one of the earliest missionary to be sent by his leader and brother disciple Vivekananda to United States of America to preach the universal message of Vedanta to the western
audience from 1899-1902. He established the Shanti Ashrama in California, United States. He was a foremost monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He died in Varanasi, India." - quote "Stubbornness is not strength.
Stubbornness merely hides one’s weakness. Strong is he who is flexible like steel and does not break. Strong is he who can live in harmony with many people and heed opinions other than his own.."