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Books by or about Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Inquiry, and Advaita or Non-duality

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Homage To The Presence Of Sri Ramana
By Sri Muruganar

The foremost duty of a fully dedicated aspirant, to his Guru, is to live the Master's teachings in such a way that his own flowering benefits not only himself but radiates its fragrance for all to imbibe.

Being both a mystic, poet and devotee par excellence, Sri Muruganar fulfilled this duty to perfection. His life was an example one lived in perfect devotion, and his poetical outpourings, composed in the most exquisite classical Tamil, display the merging of bhakti into jnana (devotion into wisdom) leaving a legacy for all time.

In “Homage to the Presence,” Muruganar expresses his well of devotion to the Guru in 1851 verses of soul-stirring poetry. 473 of these verses were edited and placed together to create a work the reader is sure to enjoy.

Paperback - 176 pages - $8.95

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Hunting the ‘I’ According to Sri Ramana Maharshi
By Lucy Cornelssen

This succinct little book presents the core of Bhagavan’s teaching in a highly readable manner. With regard to why any investigation into the meaning of life might be desirable, it begins, “ ‘Are you happy?’ When you reply with the counter question, ‘What is happiness?’ that means you have already observed how brittle, how transient and short-lived your so-called happiness is.” Thus starts the investigation into the true nature of your Being, which is itself Happiness.

There is an excellent explanation here of using the gap between sleeping and waking as an opportunity to have “one foot” in Pure Consciousness and one in wakefulness; to access the thoughtlessness of deep dreamless sleep from the recognition available in the waking state. “This experiment gives you the advantage that you now know the aim of your endeavor. It will help you in your further sadhana (spiritual practice) like leavening in the dough.”

Paperback - 117 pages - $5.95

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Insights
By A. R. Natarajan

The sacred words of Sri Ramana are timeless, because they are based on his direct experience of steady Self-abidance. His message is open to all those concerned with truth, with the search for Self-knowledge, to dwell on the meaning of his words, statements and clarifications. They are like an “open book,” from which one can derive strength and inspiration. There is no need for any special scriptural knowledge for understanding his teachings.

However it is absolutely necessary to ponder over and reflect on the guidance given. Such a need is there for any path, but it is more so in the Ramana Way. Why? For it is bafflingly simple, seemingly without steps between the practice and the goal. There is no system of “do’s” and “don'ts.” No prescribed formula. The nature of the experience – natural happiness – is the same during practice and what one is used to calling the “ultimate” experience. The difference being only that during the stage of practice, one keeps moving in and out of this state of blissful, non-mental happiness.

The readings in this book focus on the mind, and the way to make it quiet, indrawn and restful. It is not geared toward an intellectual appreciation of Ramana’s words, but rather allowing the reader to experience the natural state of joy being conveyed. Hence the “insights” in the book are to pull one away from the externalized, mental movement of the mind and foster the inturning of the mind and its ultimate merging with its conscious source.

Paperback - 114 pages - $7.95

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Jnana MargaJnana Marga In Bhagavan Ramana's Own Words

This is one of many pocket size books filled with pearls of wisdom compiled by Sanjay Lohia, and is from the innumerable answers, which Ramana Maharshi gave to seekers over fifty-four years. Jnana marga is the affirmation of one's identity with the Self. 

Paperback 108 pages - $3.50


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Jewel Garland Of Enquiry
Published by Sri Ramanasramam

This is a compilation of the salient points extracted by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi from a large Tamil volume known as Vichara Sagara (Ocean of Enquiry).

Sri Bhagavan graciously made the following extracts due to an appeal by a devotee who complained that the volume was too difficult to read and understand.

Paperback - 24 pages - $1.95

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Karma MargaKarma Marga In Bhagavan Ramana's Own Words

This is one of many pocket size books filled with pearls of wisdom compiled by Sanjay Lohia, and is from the innumerable answers, which Ramana Maharshi gave to seekers over fifty-four years. It portrays the teachings of Sri Ramana in a simple and direct way.

Paperback 60 pages - $2.95


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The Last Days & Maha-Nirvana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana
Published by V. S. Ramanan, President, Sri Ramanasramam

Bhagavan’s last months in the body were as inspirational and significant as any time he spent with his devotees. He shows us how one can remain in a state of permanent bliss even though the body is wracked with pain. Bhagavan simply sat as a spectator, watching the cancer destroy the body. He had immense compassion for those who grieved over the suffering; and he sought constantly to appease their grief—not the easy way, by removing the suffering and postponing death for a few years, but the fundamental way by making them realize that the body was not him.

Arthur Osborne observed, “ When he consented to wear the human form, having formerly transcending the human and all other states, Bhagavan accepted all its limitations—to feel heat and cold, to suffer pain and sickness, to be bound by the ignorance of events. Had he while wearing a human body set himself free from its conditions of pain and sickness and ignorance of events, people would have said: “It is easy for him to tell us to abide in the heart, unperturbed by events, because he has no pain or uncertainty and we have.” So he accepted pain and uncertainty as features of the human form and showed that they cannot touch the equanimity of the Jnani (sage), who remains fixed immovably in the Real.”

Paperback - 29 pages - $2.50

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Letters from Sri Ramanasramam
By Suri Nagamma

This book contains discussions between Bhagavan and his devotees or visitors, written by a devotee in the form of letters to her brother. The translator writes, “The letters are a veritable mine of information presented in a simple and easily understandable manner, and are well worth a careful study, not only by the spiritual aspirant but also by the lay reader.”

In this deeply meaningful compilation, Bhagavan responds to a range of questions, from how to see everything as one’s Self, to the nature of existence after Realization. A youth came to Bhagavan, asking what surrender to God really means. “Does it mean sitting still at one place, and contemplating God at all times... or when one gets ill, one should not think of medicine and treatment, but entrust one’s health or sickness exclusively to Providence?”

Bhagavan replied, “One must take things as they come in accordance with one’s traditions, and must be free from the feeling that one is doing them oneself. The feeling that ‘I am doing it’ is bondage. It is therefore necessary to consider and find out the method whereby such a feeling can be overcome.”

Hard cover - 481 pages - $12.95

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Living By The Words Of Bhagavan
Compiled by David Godman

This is the story of Annamalai Swami, a direct disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi, and the person who was in charge of building many of the main structures in use today at Sri Ramanasramam. It is an inspiring and moving account of what it was like to live and work in the close proximity and presence of Sri Ramana. This book relates far more than the traditional Guru-Disciple encounter, although that is clearly demonstrated. It opens to the reader a deep insight into the day-to-day workings of Sri Ramana’s ashram during his life. It not only depicts the relationship between Sri Ramana and his disciples, but also provides a significant insight into some of the interrelationships between the disciples themselves. This book is about a real, quite ordinary person who succeeded in dealing with the foolishness of his ego-mind.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part contains a biography of Annamalai Swami’s daily life while living with Sri Ramana Maharshi. The second part is a diary of extracted events written by Annamalai Swami after he was instructed by Bhagavan to move next door, away from the ashram, and begin a less active and more contemplative life style. The diary contains specific accounts of what Sri Bhagavan said and/or appeared to do with devotees during the time period Annamalai Swami lived and worked in the ashram. It also gives guileless, straightforward, very frank accounts of occurrences in the day-to-day life of some residents and members of the ashram staff, not all of them complimentary to the egos, attitudes or behavior of those involved, and which are not mentioned in other day-to-day reports such as:Talks With Ramana Maharshi, Day By Day With Bhagavan or Letters From Sri Ramanasramam.

The third part of the book consists of questions put to Annamalai Swami by serious students of Sri Bhagavan’s teaching. It is highly recommended for the serious seeker, due to it’s elegantly clear, detailed and insightful description of the teaching of Ramana Maharshi. This description is given by a disciple who himself became an Enlightened teacher by applying with exactitude and successfully living Sri Bhagavan’s teaching to achieve the Highest Goal for which the teaching is intended.

This book is a “must read” for anyone seeking an insight into what true spiritual life, in close relationship with one’s guru, is really about.

Hard cover - 368 pages – $19.95

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Living with Ramana Maharshi
Edited and compiled by A. R. Natarajan

In the life of Bhagavan Ramana there are many unique things. First is his accessibility. He was available to his disciples, devotees and visitors round the clock. The second aspect is the absolute equality with which he treated everyone. The rich, the poor, the learned and the ignorant, people in position and authority and humble servants were all at par. The third aspect is that even though his love was universal, every person would feel that Sri Ramana regarded him as his very own. As a result, even though his spiritual status as a jnani, a person of steady wisdom, made him olympian, there was nothing that could not be shared with him.

Some of those who lived with him have been able to communicate the experience of living and working with Bhagavan. This book contains seven different experiences of the grace Sri Bhagavan so generously extended to all in his presence. All of the stories are uniquely different, and yet underlying each is the strong heart-felt love of Sri Bhagavan and the immense grace each experienced in his midst.

“All the time I was chanting I could feel Sri Bhagavan keenly observing me. It seemed that the light of his eyes was suffusing my consciousness, even without my being conscious of it. His silent gaze brought about a subtle but definite transformation in me. The darkness, which a few minutes before had seemed heavy and unbearable, gradually lightened and melted into a glow of well-being. My erstwhile sadness completely disappeared, leaving in my heart an inexplicable emotion of joy. My limbs appeared to have been washed in an ocean-tide of freedom.”

Paperback - 26 pages - $2.95

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The Maha NirvanaThe Maha-Nirvana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

These vivid recollections and profound emotions in the hearts and minds of his devotees are expressed in this little yet profound booklet by three eminent disciples of the Maharshi first published in 1951. 

Present-day devotees can also tune into what it was like during that time through these heart-felt words.

 

Paperback 62 pages  - $2.95

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The Maharshi
By T. V. Kapali Sastry

This volume is compiled from the papers of Sri Kapali Sastriar. The first section consists of articles written, now almost seven decades ago, on special occasions at the ashram of Sri Bhagavan Ramana. These articles and most of the portions of the third section of the book appeared originally in the Sunday Times. The contents of the second section were published for the first time in this work.

Sri Sastriar first came into the circle of the Maharshi's teaching in 1911, as a disciple of Sri Kavyakantha Ganapati Sastrigal, one of the most noted of the Maharshi’s disciples at that time. Sri Sastriar had the benefit of direct instruction from Sri Ramana. His commentaries on the teachings of the Maharshi were submitted to Bhagavan and accepted by him.

Paperback - 96 pages - $4.50

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Maharshi’s Gospel
Published by Sri Ramanasramam

In response to the earnest desire of a large number of devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, the answers to some of the questions put to him from time to time were gathered together to form this book.

These questions occur to many of us, and we struggle within ourselves to solve them. The answers given by the Maharshi are the quintessence of Divine Wisdom, and are based on his direct knowledge and experience. His answers are of inestimable value to the earnest seeker of Truth.

The reader will find in these pages practical advice, and will gain the conviction that his essential nature is divine.

Paperback - 97 pages - $8.95

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Maha Yoga
By "Who"

The following was extracted from a review of Maha Yoga by Paul Brunton.

In this book, the author passes his own written philosophical portion of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teaching through the Advaitic (non-dual) acid test - i.e., by having the Maharshi himself read it and declare the teaching to be a genuine coin of the Advaitic realm. The author is himself a keen and uncompromising upholder of Advaitic doctrine: that the “world, God and the individual soul” are really One single Reality, a unity, and that their seeming separateness is but an illusion occurring in the mind. He has also added many true points about other aspects of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teaching - such as the nature of the personal ego, and the necessity of devotion in some form or other. He writes with such devotion, clearness of perception and expression that you most admire both his level of consciousness and his literary style.

This book is recommended with real pleasure, being called to the notice of those interested in the fundamental or metaphysical side of the Maharshi’s writings and sayings.

Hard cover - 196 pages - $8.95

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Meditations
By A. R. Natarajan

A must for any meditator, advanced or beginner. In this book, a clear insight is provided into the many questions and problems which worry us. Is work a drudgery? What is wisdom in action? How does one fit meditation into one’s busy schedule? Should one pray or not; and if so, for what? Do visions and dreams help?

Paperback - 107 pages - $5.50

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Moments Remembered: Reminiscences of Bhagavan Ramana
By V. Ganesan

A collection of reminiscences by Sri V. Ganesan, a grand nephew of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, reflecting his many years of contact with the senior devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi. It is an intimate glimpse of a great Sage through the eyes of his close devotees.

NOTE: While staying at the AHAM Center in the USA during the months of June through August, 2004, Ganesan has given a series of talks weekly on the lives and experiences of Sri Bhagavan’s senior dovotees, as was told to him personally by each of them who he knew personally. He plans to publish the transcriptions of these talks in another book in the near future.

Paperback - 134 pages - $7.95

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More DoubtsMore Doubts and 100 More Answers
Compiled by A.R. Natarajan

This pocket size book contains focuses on the practice of the Ramana Way.  There is a simple directness of Sri Ramana Maharshi's answers to sincere seekers on Meditation, the Heart, and removing obstacles to one's awareness of the ever-existing truth.

Paperback 54 pages - $2.50

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My Life and QuestMy Life and Quest
By Arthur Osborne

This book is a candid description of Arthur Osborne's personal struggles and his spiritual fulfillment, being with Sri Ramana Maharshi.  It offers his moving portrayal of the spiritual ministry of Sri Bhagavan.  47 pages of his poems are also included in this inspiring book.

Paperback 217 pages - $8.95

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The New DawnThe New Dawn
By A.R. Natarajan

Focusing attention on the practical aspects of the Ramana Way for handling the mind and to understand it is the purpose of this book.  Prayer and surrender, handling fear, breaking free, are just three of the twenty-three topics discussed in this book which brings one back to the simplicity and directness of Self-Inquiry.

Paperback - 111 pages - $7.95

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Non-Dual ConsciousnessNon-Dual Consciousness… The Flood Tide of Bliss/Sri Ramana Anubuti
By A.R. Natarajan

This is an English translation by Robert Butler, of exquisite jewels of the spiritual poetry composed by a Sri Muruganar filled with the highest Wisdom and reveals the depths of what he experienced and realized with the Maharshi’s grace and instruction.

Paperback 129 pages - $5.95

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The Path of Sri Ramana - Part One
By Sri Sadhu Om

This book is a profound, lucid and masterly exposition of the spiritual teachings which Sri Bhagavan graciously bestowed upon the world. Unlike other commentaries upon the teachings of Sri Ramana, the exact method of practicing the inquiry “Who am I?” is analyzed and explained in a clear, coherent and scientific manner. It takes as its authority only the original Tamil works of Sri Bhagavan and does not rely upon translations of his works or upon conversations with him recorded by devotees. It is for this reason that this book has been widely acclaimed by sincere devotees of Bhagavan, to be a definitive work on His teachings and a rare treasure of his Grace.

Sri Sadhu Om, the author of this book, having already reached the pinnacle of desirelessness, came to Sri Bhagavan and took him as his guru, while the author was still in his early youth. When Sri Bhagavan instructed him to “Attend to that for which you have come,” he dedicated himself earnestly and one-pointedly to the practice of Self-Inquiry and Self-surrender, and remained ever inwardly attentive lest the least trace of ego should rise from within. It is because he thus whole-heartedly followed the path of Sri Ramana, and thereby became a pure and worthy channel for His Grace to flow through, that Sri Sadhu Om is able to expound the practical teachings of his Sadguru with so much clarity, originality and authority.

Paperback - 174 pages - $9.95

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The Path of Sri Ramana - Part Two
By Sri Sadhu Om

This book is a profound, lucid and masterly exposition of the spiritual teachings which Sri Bhagavan graciously bestowed upon the world. Unlike other commentaries upon the teachings of Sri Ramana, the exact method of practicing the inquiry “Who am I?” is analyzed and explained in a clear, coherent and scientific manner. It takes as its authority only the original Tamil works of Sri Bhagavan and does not rely upon translations of his works or upon conversations with him recorded by devotees. It is for this reason that this book has been widely acclaimed by sincere devotees of Bhagavan, to be a definitive work on His teachings and a rare treasure of his Grace.

Sri Sadhu Om, the author of this book, having already reached the pinnacle of desirelessness, came to Sri Bhagavan and took him as his guru, while the author was still in his early youth. When Sri Bhagavan instructed him to “Attend to that for which you have come,” he dedicated himself earnestly and one-pointedly to the practice of Self-Inquiry and Self-surrender, and remained ever inwardly attentive lest the least trace of ego should rise from within. It is because he thus whole-heartedly followed the path of Sri Ramana, and thereby became a pure and worthy channel for His Grace to flow through, that Sri Sadhu Om is able to expound the practical teachings of his Sadguru with so much clarity, originality and authority.

Paperback - 190 pages -

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Periapuranam
Translated by R. Rangachari

The Periapuranam is the song of the lives of 63 Saivite ancient Tamil saints sung by a poet saint. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi points to the reading of the Periapuranam as a significant event in his life.

In the source biography of Bhagavan, “Self-Realization,” we read: “Towards the end of 1895 (perhaps a few months after hearing about Arunachala from a relative, and a few months before his 1896 death experience and transformation) he found at home a copy of the Periapuranam which his uncle had borrowed. This was the first religious book that he went through apart from his class lessons and it interested him greatly... It transported him to a different world... As he read on, surprise, admiration, awe, reverence, sympathy and emulation swept over his soul in succession... but when the book had been quickly read through and laid aside, the new impulses and ideals disappeared leaving him as he was before that study."”

The availability of this work provides us with the opportunity to experience for ourselves the text that elicited such inspiring emotions in the young Bhagavan Ramana.

Paperback - 308 pages - $3.95

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The Poems of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Translated by Sadhu Arunachala (Major A. W. Chadwick)

Major Chadwick, an Englishman, was the first westerner to move to Sri Ramanashram. A loyal and earnest devotee, he had the grace to spend much time in Sri Bhagavan’s presence from his arrival at the ashram in 1935, until Bhagavan’s Maha-Nirvana in 1950. Upon his arrival, and speaking only English, he found the translations of Bhagavan’s works into English often to be unsatisfactory or incomplete; and thus decided to compile his own versions. All translations were placed before Bhagavan for his approval and fine-tuning. Bhagavan would often make corrections, explaining the meaning in detail and suggesting alterations, which Major Chadwick would then incorporate into his verses. The result is a unique collection of Bhagavan’s verses and poems, translated into English, under the direction and guidance of Sri Ramana Maharshi, himself.

Paperback - 48 pages - $1.95

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A Practical Guide To Know Yourself (Conversations With Sri Ramana Maharshi)
Compiled and Edited by A. R. Natarajan

The sacred words of Ramana Maharshi are original and independent utterances based on his direct experience, and their message is for all. There is no doubt concerning the spiritual path which is left unanswered. While the Maharshi enriched and clarified all that is worthwhile in philosophic thought and practice, he has also given a distinct path, a straight path for Self-Knowledge to dawn. The Ramana Path is the path of Self-Inquiry. While philosophic thought generally concerns itself with God, Self, the unknown, the Maharshi focuses attention entirely on the individual.

Though we think we are familiar with the “I”, properly directed inquiry would reveal that the assumptions on which we proceed, and things we take for granted, are not valid.

This selection of conversations with Sri Ramana Maharshi and various seekers, their arrangement, and the editorial notes, have been made with regard to the reader’s need. The purpose is, that it may serve as a practical guide to Self-Knowledge. Such knowledge opens up for us our own natural, but hidden, happiness.

Paperback - 261 pages - $9.95

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Practicing Self-Inquiry
The Teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi by V. Ganesan

This book may be small, but don’t let that fool you. For inside the cover is the profound teaching of Self-Inquiry. “Mind is the sole obstacle in realizing the Reality. Yet mind is the only means to pursue the quest. How do we solve this problem? In the answer lies the Maharshi’s unique method of teaching.” This is a profound book for anyone new to Self-inquiry, or already practicing it

Paperback - 16 pages - $1.95

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Purushothama Ramana
Compiled by V. Ganesan

This book presents a series of captivating blow-up photos of Bhagavan with a myriad of expressions. The gentle smile, the majestic glance, the deep silence and the tender compassion are but a few of the many expressions presented.

Doubling the value of the book are a series of anecdotes written by Sri Ganesan, former Managing Editor of “The Mountain Path” (the spiritual quarterly from Sri Ramanasramam) and printed in the monthly journal from the Ramana Maharshi Center for Learning in Bangalore. Sri Ganesan has combined these incidents, most of which were being recorded in print for the first time, with the photos in such a way as to bring us closer to Sri Ramana through their selection and manner of narration. After you have enjoyed reading this book, you will enjoy thumbing through the pages looking at the pictures and spot-reading the anecdotes.

Soft cover - 60 pages - $6.50

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The Quintessence Of Wisdom
By M. Anantanarayanan

The quintessence of religion is Self-Knowledge. It is an adventure of the spirit, a quest after the real and the immanent, a continuous process of emancipation from the shackles of doctrines, prejudices and practices. True religion is rooted in inner experience, a unique realization of Being.

The Thirty Verses of Sri Ramana gives us this religion of the spirit. It is an ethical and rational approach, relating the problems of the external world to inner belief and understanding. The insistence on inner personal experience as the measure of all things is authentic, and its relevance to spiritual liberation is obvious.

The reader will welcome the author’s commentary on the Thirty Verses for they are insightful concise and beneficial.

Paperback - 50 pages - $2.25

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Radiance Of The Self: A Photographic Presentation Of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Photos by P. R. Subramanian (Mani)

This book contains 170 photographs of Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, beginning with the first known photograph taken in 1900 or 1901 while Bhagavan was staying in Virupaksha cave. Along with each set of photographs is a description by the photographer, relating a brief history of the photograph.

Sri Bhagavan’s grace, in all its plenitude, flows through these pictures. Their appeal is universal; there is a spontaneous and immediate rapport.

Ramana Maharshi use to call the photographer, P. R. Subramanian, “Mani.” Mani spent the last 14 years of his life under the loving guidance of Sri Bhagavan. Consequently one might say that Mani’s camera became blessed. Mani took many photographs, particularly during Skandasramam days. This book is a feast for the eyes.

Hardcover - 134 pages - $35.00

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Ramana-Arunachala
By Arthur Osborne

The author of this book, Arthur Osborne, arrived at Ramanasramam in October 1945 following a three and a half year internment in a Japanese concentration camp. He remained there until the beginning of 1948. Thereafter he obtained work in a nearby city and visited Sri Bhagavan on weekends and holidays. Osborne was present on the fateful April night of Bhagavan’s Mahasamadhi (death), and subsequently took over as editor of the Ashram’s quarterly publication, The Mountain Path, holding that position for almost twenty-five years.

Several years after Bhagavan’s Mahasamadhi, Osborne had a dream in which Sri Bhagavan placed His hands on Osborne’s head as he knelt before Him. Although he previously felt no urge to write about Bhagavan, there immediately arose in him an impulse to write his memories and experiences about being in the presence of the Master. He particularly wanted to explain the accessibility of Bhagavan’s teaching, the path of Self-Inquiry. This he does successfully in language that is direct and easy to understand. He also succeeds in presenting an intimate portrayal of Sri Bhagavan from his perspective as one of Bhagavan’s most dedicated and influential Western devotees.

Paperback - 71 pages - $3.95

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Ramana Maharshi And The Path Of Self-Knowledge
By Arthur Osborne

A popular biography which has done much to spread knowledge of Sri Bhagavan both in India and around the world. Anyone reading this biographical account cannot help being touched by the remarkable life of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

While describing the life of the Maharshi, Osborne has provided an easily understandable description and insight into many aspects of Indian spiritual life and thought, and has provided the reader with an invaluable background for understanding Sri Ramana’s teaching.

This is a superb presentation, beautifully told by Arthur Osborne.

Softcover - 207 pages - $8.95

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Ramana Maharshi Answers 100 Questions
Edited and compiled by A. R. Natarajan

Sri Bhagavan Ramana answered questions of a vast variety of persons in different stages of spiritual evolution, and varied backgrounds, for five decades from 1900 to 1950. His accessibility, at all times, to one and all, made it possible for seekers to freely express their problems and seek solutions from him. It is estimated that Sri Ramana answered over thirty thousand questions during that fifty year time period. A selection of one hundred of these questions, covering a diverse range of subjects, were selected to be included in this booklet.

The reader will find answers to many of the questions that naturally come up when practicing the process of Self-Inquiry.

Paperback - 69 pages - $2.95

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Ramana Maharshi The Living Guru
By A.R. Natarajan

Since Sri Ramana’s method is based on his direct experience, and it is oriented towards practice and experience, guidance on the path is a major asset. This book covers numerous personal accounts of those who are receiving Sri Ramana’s guidance and help, step by step, whenever needed, even today. The various articles in this book throw a clear light on Ramana’s teachings from different angles, to enable one to enjoy its fruits in daily life.

Paperback - 77 pages - $4.95

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Ramana’s Arunachala
By Sri Bhagavan’s Devotees

A work of this kind is not a record of facts and details. What this book records are the experiences of devotees, sages and saints who have felt Arunachala in the hill, Arunachala in the temple and Arunachala in Sri Ramana. They live and breathe Arunachala. They speak of Arunachala as a mother would of her child, or a lover of his beloved, not in measured terms, but in awed tones and with overwhelmed sensitivity. The reader is invited to join as a spectator of this love affair.

The joy and delight the writers feel, the choking emotions they try to express here, are sure to capture the heart of the reader, making him or her long for these experiences.

The divine is beyond thought. Yet He allows Himself to be reflected in a sigh, a tear, a gasp, a look of wonder. This is what this book is. Long after the words are forgotten, the details erased from memory, one can feel inwardly the sigh, the tear, the gasp, the look of wonder and say, “This is Arunachala, this is Ramana.”

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Ramana Thatha
By Kumari Sarada

This book was written to introduce children to Bhagavan’s grace and love. It conveys the message that “Ramana Thatha” as he is called in this book, is always with them, protecting them with his love. The book is heavily illustrated and written in a manner that children can easily understand. It contains true stories of Bhagavan’s kindness and generosity toward everyone, especially children and animals.

Children are reminded not to be afraid because Ramana Thatha is with them, to treat everyone with kindness and respect as Bhagavan did, to be kind to animals, to eat their food, to be generous and giving to others, etc. All of these points are emphasized with a true story about Bhagavan.

Paperback - 22 pages - $1.95

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The Ramana Way — In Search of Self
By Kumari Sarada

The author, Kumari Sarada, is blessed in many ways, having been “caught young” in Bhagavan’s net of Grace. What distinguishes her writings is the simplicity and clarity of communicating ideas centered around the life and teachings of Sri Bhagavan. This springs from her basic approach based on an intuitive understanding of Bhagavan’s teachings, an unerring comprehension of his principles and total dedication to Him. What she writes, therefore, is well suited to the Ramana Way with its directness and emphasis on practice and experience.

Paperback - 34 pages - $1.95

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The Ramana Way to Natural Happiness
By A.R. Natarajan

This book contains reflections on the practical aspects of vigilant effort for discovering divinity within, for being immersed in one's own natural joy.  Many self-created obstacles obstruct one's progress while practicing the path, in which doubts arise.  This book can help to break free those obstacles.

Paperback 104 pages  $5.50

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Reflections On Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi
By S. S. Cohen

These pages contain memories of S. S. Cohen, a Western devotee of Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, who moved to Tiruvannamalai to be near Bhagavan in 1936. In 1982, at the age of 80, Cohen was asked to write his memories of the time he spent with Bhagavan, from his arrival until Bhagavan’s Mahanirvana in 1950. These stories are unique in that they are direct memories of a Westerner living at the ashram during its peak. Cohen includes his interactions with other Western devotees of Bhagavan, including Major A. W. Chadwick and Paul Brunton.

Hardcover - 193 pages - $8.95

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Reminiscences
By Kunjuswami

It is indeed a most rare and fortunate privilege when one is able to live and serve a Jnani, a Master of Truth. It is even far greater when he puts into practice the teaching of such a Master and proves that the teaching is a livable, living Truth. Sri Kunjuswami is one who had that fortune. In this book, is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom. “To remember and to recount the essence and glory of the Master’s words of wisdom,” Sri Kunjuswami repeatedly says, “is the major duty of a devout disciple.” This is surely a “must have” for anyone who views Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi as his Guru.

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Residual Reminiscences of Ramana
By S.S. Cohen

Found on these few pages are the remnant of the memories which have been preserved by the author from his contact with his divine Guru. Dates and names have been extracted from the author’s notebooks.

Cohen recommends that the reader become familiarized with the book “Guru Ramana” in order to have a fuller knowledge of the Master, the author, the teaching and the taught.

Don’t be concerned with the size of the book. Appearances are deceiving. For it is inside that the treasure can be found.

Paperback - 38 pages - $1.95

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Revelation (Sri Ramana Hridayam)
By K. Lakshmana Sarma (“Who”)

This book contains a Sanskrit verse rendering of Sri Bhagavan’s “Reality in Forty Verses” and “The Supplement to the Forty Verses” with an English translation. The chapters are entitled “Discrimination,” “Non - duality”, “Hints to Aspirants,” “Meditation,” “Alive but Free,” “Knowledge Without Instruction” and “The Teaching in Brief.”

This book, though small in size, is powerful in essence. Just to gaze into the eyes of Sri Bhagavan pictured so majestically on the cover is potent in itself.

Paperback - 56 pages - $1.95

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