Story – When Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar met Ramakrishna and they had an interesting conversation

One of the important events in the life of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was his meeting with Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna invited Vidyasagar to the Kali temple where he was serving. Vidyasagar was liberal in his outlook even though he was born in an orthodox Hindu Brahmin family. Also he was highly educated and influenced by Oriental thoughts and ideas. But Ramakrishna in contrast did not have a formal education. But, they had a nice relation between them. When Ramkrishna met Vidyasagar, he praised Vidyasagar as the ocean of wisdom. Vidyasagar joked that Ramkrishna should have collected some amount of salty water of that sea. But, Ramakrishna, with profound humbleness & respect, replied that the water of general sea might be salty, but not the water of the sea of wisdom. Thus neither his talks created any impact on him (Ramakrishna), nor vice versa.

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