“Ramakrishna, Knowing God, and Healing”
The mission of the Ramakrishna Order, following his instructions, “is not assistance offered to one’s fellow beings out of pity but the active service of God dwelling in each one of them.”
In a sense, the healer could be said to be a member of the Order, as the first phase of healing is to Know the God within the sufferer, to Know the God that he is. But before that, like Ramakrishna, he must Know the God that he himself is.
 The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion. Boston: Shambhala, 1994.