Narendranath Mitra (Chhoto Naren)—Lived at 33A, Telipara Lane, Shyampukur. M.’s pupil, taken by him to the Master. “Dark and slim, with a pock-marked face, the Master was very fond of him” (The Holy Mother’s Gospel). Time and again the Gospel presents the Master’s praise of him, mentioning his purity and other virtues. Distinguish him from his beloved Narendranath Datta by the attribute “chhoto” (young). “Has a manly nature” (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, p. 796). “Has the nature of a man. Therefore in meditation his mind completely merges in the Ideal. He does not show emotion” (Ibid., p. 798). “What will you gain by merely being intuitively aware of God’s existence? A mere vision of God is by no means everything” (Ibid., p. 802). “How amazing! Even during his boyhood, on returning from school, he cried for God. Is it a small thing to cry for God?” (Ibid., p. 811). Pointing him (Chhoto Naren) out to the doctor, Sri Ramakrishna said, “A very pure soul, unstained by the slightest touch of worldliness” (Ibid., p. 873). Once Chhoto Naren had touched the Master’s body to keep him from falling, in a state of ecstasy. The Master screamed in pain, it being later known that Naren had a sore on his left temple and it was believed that one should not touch the form of a deity if there was a sore in one’s body. Naren did not touch the Master again till the sore was completely cured (Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, pp. 722-23). Owing to the Master’s touch Naren had entered into ecstasy during his meditation on the formless aspect of God (Ibid., p. 933). Naren was obliged to marry, causing deep sorrow to the Master, then at Cossipore. An attorney at Calcutta High Court, without much success, did not lead a happy conjugal life. First secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission, was also their legal advisor.