Spiritual Initiation

If you desire to take Spiritual Initiation from a Guru, you need to approach a centre of Ramakrishna Math & Mission.They will guide you about the process. Usually In the Ramakrishna Order, in India, Only the Revered President Swamiji and the Vice-President Swamijis, initiate devotees into Spiritual Life. However, there are other Senior monks abroad who initiate or give दीक्षा, but there are sometimes exceptions.

It it recommended to have some initial preparation if one desires to take Initiation (दीक्षा). Don’t be reckless or casual about it. In time you will know why some prior preparation is beneficial.

One good starting point is to read this book

Spiritual Initiation – What It Is : Revered Swami Bhuteshananda ji Read Here Online

The Books recommended by RK Math & Mission
1.Sri Ramakrishna – Life and Teachings Here
2.Sri Sarada Devi – Life and Teachings – Here
3.Swami Vivekananda – His Life and Legacy Here
4.The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (minimum one volume is to be read) Here

Hindi
A. गुरु और मंत्र दीक्षा – स्वामी भूतेशानन्द  Online
1. श्री रामकृष्ण : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H100
2. श्री सारदा देवी : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक -H101
3. स्वामी विवेकनन्द : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H103
4. श्री रामकृष्ण वचनामृत – श्री “म” ( दो खण्डों का सेट )- पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H1A

श्री रामकृष्ण वचनामृत – श्री “म”  ONLINE ( तीन खण्डों में : भाग १भाग २भाग ३ )

( आप नागपुर मठ से संपर्क कर हिंदी की पुस्तकों / ग्रंथों को मंगवा सकते हैं या रामकृष्ण मिशन , मठ के कोई भी केंद्र के पुस्तक विक्रय केंद्र या पुस्तकालय से प्राप्त कर सकते हैं ) पुस्तक सूची यहॉं संलग्न है

Hardcopy Editions available through eStore, Bookstalls, Library or Mission and Math Centre

Chennai Math iStore : Ramakrishna iStore Chennai
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Volume – 1

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Volume – 2

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Royal Edition) Hardcopy

Advaita Ashrama Guru aur Mantra-Diksha (Free ebook)

Nagpur Math  Book  Publication and Store.

List of Hindi Books पुस्तक सूची यहॉं संलग्न है

1. श्री रामकृष्ण : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H100
2. श्री सारदा देवी : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक -H101
3. स्वामी विवेकनन्द : संक्षिप्त जीवनी तथा उपदेश – स्वामी अपूर्वानन्द – पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H103
4. श्री रामकृष्ण वचनामृत – श्री “म” ( दो खण्डों का सेट )- पुस्तक क्रमाँक – H1A

Brahmavadin Library : Main Books are also available here
1.श्री रामकृष्ण वचनामृतसार – श्री “म” : ONLINE Part 1 , Part- 2 Part -3
2.Sri Ramakrishna – Life and Teachings Here
3.Sri Sarada Devi – Life and Teachings – Here
4.Swami Vivekananda – His Life and Legacy Here

Or You may read the BOOKS Online :

A. Spiritual Initiation – What It Is Swami Bhuteshananda ji Google Books

B. Main Books

1.Sri Ramakrishna – Life and Teachings Here
2.Sri Sarada Devi – Life and Teachings – Here
3.Swami Vivekananda – His Life and Legacy Here

4.The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna By Swami Nikhilananda

5.श्री रामकृष्ण वचनामृतसार – श्री “म” : ONLINE Part 1 , Part- 2 Part -3

Other Good Online Sources or Library 

ePustakalay ,   Internet Archive , Online Reading Room Belur Math

Some Quick References

Spiritual Initiation or Mantra-Diksha : An Article 

Spiritual Initiation Requires Preparation : An Article