About The Kalpataru Event
On the first of January , 1886, Sri Ramakrishna feeling much better ,came out from the house through the western gate of the ground-floor hall at about three In the afternoon with a view to have a walk In the garden and slowly proceeded towards the gate along the garden-path. Reaching midway between the garden house and the gate, He found Girish, Ram, Atul and others sitting under a mango tree on the western side of the path. At the sight of Sri Ramakrishna, all the devotees present drew near the Master and saluted him.
Sri Ramakrishna suddenly said to Girish, “Girish, you, I find, say to one and all everywhere so many things about me(that I am an incarnation of God) what have you seen and understood (about me) that you do so?” Girish knelt before him with folded hands and said in a voice choked with emotion. “What more can I say of Him, whose greatness Vyasa and Valmiki could not find words to express?” At this profound faith of Girish, Sri Ramakrishna became deeply moved and said. "What more shall I say to you? May you all be blessed with the spiritual awaking?" Saying this, He fell into a state of trance. Girish,at the sight of the Master’s face beaming with a divine radiance, shouted in joy at the top of his voice- "Jai Ramakrishna", "Jai Ramakrishna" (Victory to Bhagavan Ramakrishna ! Victory to Bhagavan Ramakrishna!)and took the dust of his feet.
Thus blessed by Sri Ramakrishna, the devotees became mad with joy. Some showered flowers on him, and some saluted him and some touched his feet. Thereafter Sri Ramakrishna touched them all one by one with appropriate blessings. This wonderful touch brought about a revolution in their minds and, as a result, some laughed, others wept in joy, some sat down to meditate, while a few began to call others loudly to come and be blessed.
Being questioned about their experiences on this occasion, some said that they felt a sort of pleasing intoxication; other said that they had within them a clearer vision of their chosen deities, which they could not formerly have during the time of meditation; Still others said that they had felt a rush of a strange current and ineffable bliss not hitherto experienced; while some others said that, with the closing of their eyes, they had a vision of an effulgence not seen before and also felt an unspeakable joy.