Commentaries on Maharshi's Writings
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Arunachala Aksharamanamalai - Muruganar
Muruganar was a devotee who had the opportunity to be closely associated with Bhagavan for decades. In accordance with what he had learned through questioning Bhagavan, he wrote this excellent vritti urai (detailed commentary) on Aksharmanmalai acceding to the repeated requests of devotees of Bhagavan.
The Ashram wished to unlock the arcane secrets of Sri Muruganar’s Tamil commentary and bring out a lucid and accurate English translation for the benefit of English speaking devotees. Readers of this commentary will agree that Robert Butler has recreated the awesome spiritual presence of Sri Arunachala Ramana by the power of his pen aided by the Grace of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Arunachala Pancharatna Varttikam
This commentary on Bhagavan's five verses was written by the author ('WHO', K. Lakshmana Sarma) during Sri Bhagavan's time and was reviewed by him. For the first time, these 108 verses are now available in Sanskrit together with Roman transliteration followed by English and Tamil translations. Includes Sri Bhagavan's own handwriting.
pp.78, 1st Ed, 2006 $5.00
Cardinal Teaching of the Maharshi,
Arunachala Pancharatna Darpanam
An English translation by S. Shankaranarayanan of Kapali Sastri's Sanskrit commentary on the Maharshi's Arunachala Pancharatna (Five verses to Arunachala).
Epistles of Light
Sanskrit letters written by Vasishtha Ganapathi Muni to Sri Ramana Maharshi in the year 1931. The book contains the Sanskrit text followed by the English translation. These letters were read and preserved with veneration by the Maharshi.
"Giver of everything desirable! Though I may be having a thousand desires, they are all set at rest within the cave of Heart scorched by the effulgence of Your benevolent look. Only one of them sprouts forth raising its head even now. May my impure Ego perish! My Lord, grant me the fulfilment of this aspiration." from a letter by Ganapati Muni to Maharshi Ramana (March 31, 1931) Each letter in Sanskrit text is followed by the English translation.
For Those With Little Dust,
Selected Writings of Arthur Osborne
Arthur Osborne was a rare individual whose exceptionally keen intellect, intense introspection, and poetic spirit were wonderfully integrated. A graduate of Oxford and a lover of learning, he was prepared for what would doubtless have been a brilliant career in teaching. Yet he was compelled to follow his inner longing to experience the Supreme Reality. This longing brought him to the Indian sage Sri Ramana Maharshi. Osborne dedicated himself to sharing his insight and depth of experience with seekers on the path. These editorials, articles and poems bridge an expanse of spiritual topics which are uplifting and enlightening. Seekers of Truth from all faiths and paths will find this collection a treasure-house of practical wisdom and guidance.
Forty Verses on Reality
S.S. Cohen utilizes all his innate writing skills to render the Maharshi's Ulladu Narpadu into an easily-understandable, conversational-style translation. In these verses all the salient points of the Maharshi's teachings are touched, with emphasis on the central practice of Self-Enquiry. The translator's perspicacious notes follows each verse.
Quintessence of Wisdom
Translation and Commentary by M. Anantanarayanan. Contains a summary of Sri Ramana's life written in original prose, a thorough introduction, providing a comprehensive rendering of the Maharshi's teachings and a verse by verse translation and commentary of the Sage's most well-known treatise, "Upadesh Undiyar," or "Upadesh Saram."
Reflections on Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi
By S.S. Cohen. Contains detailed notes on special passages from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, arranged by subject into fourteen chapters, and presented with the insight of one who sat at the feet of the Master and applied his teachings whole-heartedly.
Sri Ramana Darsanam
By Sadhu Natanananda.This book is divided into ten scenes describing each aspect of Truth and the qualities of a Jnani. The book also includes previously unpublished poems that give a rare glimpse into the inner experiences that came to Sadhu Natanananda as a direct result of Bhagavan's teachings and grace.
A small, pocket-size book containing twenty-four stotra-like verses in English, and composed by N.N. Rajan in praise of Sri Ramana.
Sri Maharshi's Way (Upadesa Saram)
This treasury of instruction and guidance manages to summarize, explain and integrate the great teraditional margas, or paths, of Hindu religious discipline and then to show the unique way to human freedom, which Ramana himself offered to contemporary humankind. Karma, Bhakti, Raja and Jnana yogas are each suited to a different type of individual or to a different stage of a person's spiritual development. D.M. Sastri has given us short and very readable explanations of this supreme legacy of Ramana Maharshi.
Technique of Maha Yoga
By N.R. Narayana Aiyer. This slim book is indeed a gem, a boon for those practicing self-enquiry as taught by Sri Ramana Maharshi. Written in 1962 by a devotee who was for many years in the Presence of Sri Maharshi and earnestly practiced his teaching, this book, a first-class seeker's manual, anticipates every question that is apt to arise in the mind of the practicant and answers them all in Sri Maharshi's own words, mostly culled from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. This book is back in print after many years.
Uniqueness of Sri Bhagavan
All of the contents of this book have direct relevance for the practical application Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings in today's busy world. These writings are the fruit of a lifetime of association with and dedication to Bhagavan Ramana, offered by the author to all earnest seekers of peace and perfection.
K.Subrahmanian establishes the uniqueness of Sri Bhagavan and his teachings in a beautiful, simple and effective style, under chapter titles such as: Silence, Self-enquiry, Freedom, Sadguru, Tension-free Life, Meditation, Happiness, Surrender, Grace, Compassion, Suffering, Motiveless Bhakti, Flood of Love, and Sadhana.
pp.88 $4.00 excerpt
The Complete Version in Four languages
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi composed Upadesa Saram in Tamil and later rendered it into three other languages – Sanskrit, Telugu, and Malayalam. This publications includes all four languages with transliteration, word for word meaning, paraphrase and commentary.
pp.243 $10.00, 1st Ed, 2010