Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self Knowledge
"But I must attain realization now, in this life! Why should I wait? Why should it go so slowly?
Ramana Maharshi laughed. "That is your destiny."
Sri Ramana Maharshi was born in 1879. In his 17th year he attained enlightenment through a remarkable experience as if undergoing death of the physical body while remaining in full consciousness. Following this transformation, he left his home and was drawn irresistibly to the sacred hill of achala.
He never left it. In the ashram which was formed around him he taught the purest form of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) through the supremely simple discipline of Self-
The author has packed into this small volume all of the essential information relating to the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi(1879-1950), the great Indian sage. The life of Sri Ramana Mahrshi fills us us with wonder. As a teenager, hardly seventeen, he realized the self through a spontaneous act of Self-enquiry without any conscious effort on his part, or any training imparted by a teacher. He left his home in 1896,came to Arunachala (Tiruvannamalai)where he lived as an all-renouncing sage, in a state of continuous self-absorption for a period of fifty four years until his mahanirvana in 1950. The instructions given by Sri Raman to his early devotees are all portrayed by the author. They have a lasting value. Also included are Paul Brunton's experiences. Sri Maharshi's message is that self-knowledge is not something to be acquired afresh. It is only becoming aware of one's own natural state of Pure Being, through self-enquiry. The spirit of this simple but profound message has been captured by the author in his presentation.
Book Condition: Used, Good: The book has been read and studied but is in good condition. The cover is in very good condition, with light sign of wear. Underlining of text and notes at the margins in some pages. There are no damaged or missing pages. Small sticker on the spine. As seen in pictures.