One aspiring to be a formal member of the Ramakrishna Order of Monks:-
must be under 30 years of age
have at least a degree
be reasonably healthy and pass a physical exam.
must renounce his family and other things like job etc.,
Absolute celibacy, burning renunciation, obedience to seniors and readiness to practice all the 4 Yogas as depicted by Swami Vivekananda either singly or totally according to the circumstances he is placed in, are required.
Must undergo a training period of 3 years as pre-probationer, 2 years of training as probationer at the Training Centre of Belur Math, the Head Quarters of Ramakrishna Order. He will become a Brahmachari with a new name and the prefix ‘Chaitanya”.
After 4 more years of disciplined life ie., (3+2+4=9) after completing 9 years he will get the vows of a Monk/Sannayasi . He will get a new name with the prefix “Swami”
Those who are desirous of leading this glorious life may contact any of the Ramakrishna Centers . For the Address of Ramakrishna Centers click the link.