Sri Ramakrishna was a pastmaster in telling tales and parables to illustrate his lofty teachings. Many of his parables were drawn from ordinary domestic and social life, customary with the people who lived around him. Some he had devised on the model of Puranic stories. However, all of them have a humorous vein and bear witness to his consummate wit and keenness of observation. This book has a collection of 205 tales and parables of Sri Ramakrishna. Through them, he taught the learned and lay the deep truths of life that need to be imbibed and implemented. The book groups the tales and the parables under the themes and values they express to facilitate the readers to contemplate on their import.