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Introduction

SRI RAMANASRAMAM is a unique institution. Its inmates are not given specific instructions as to what they should do or should not do; they are left to fend for themselves and to absorb whatever they can from the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Ashram.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it himself. At sunrise and at sunset every day, Vedic hymn were recited in his presence ending with "Nakarmana Naprajayadhanena thyagenaike amrutatvamanasuh," which means that Moksha (deliverance) is attained, not by karma (Action) or Praja (family) or dhana (wealth), but by renouncing every one o them. Ashramites aspiring for spiritual advancement were thus taught to learn and practice Self-enquiry and renunciation. They sat in silence at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of silence. Bhagavan spoke occasionally to the Ashramites and also to casual visitors on spiritual matters. On such occasions, a few devotees recorded whatever he spoke; and amongst them, Nagamma was one.

Nagamma had no school education worth mention and does not know and language other than her mother tongue, Talugu. During her early years, owing to domestic calamities and consequent enforced solitude, she studied books of ancient lore and thereby acquired some literary knowledge, which resulted in her writing a few books in prose and poetry. When, however, she became an Ashramite, she renounced everything including her literary activities. Sitting at the feet of the Master, day in and day out, she felt an irresistible urge to record the discussions devotees were having with Bhagavan and, as she began recording them, found that that work was a sort of Sadhana for herself. She began writing them in the shape of letters in Telugu to her brother in Madras. 273 letters were thus written. Amongst them, the Ashram published the first seventy-five letters during the lifetime of Bhagavan and they were read out in his presence (Sri Ramanasrama Lekhalu in Telugu). The remaining 198 letters were published subsequently in four different volumes.

I read these letters over and over again ton different occasions but never did I realize the depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of Bhagavan until I had to sit up and translate them. I have also found throughout the letters the great trials and tribulations Nagamma had undergone in trying to live up to the high ideals of the Ashram. 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.

Some years back, at the suggestion of Mr. Arthur Osborne, an ashramite, and with his active help, began translating these letters into English, but could not complete the work for want of time. When recently, the Ashramam Manager-President urged me to finish the work, I did so and am glad they are now being published.

Back of the Book

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it Himself and Asramites aspiring for spiritual advancement sat at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of that silence.

Occasionally Bhagavan spoke on spiritual matters. On such occasions, a few devotees recorded whatever He said; and amongst them, Nagamma was one.

When Nagamma became an Asramite, she renounced everything and whilst sitting at the feet of the Master she felt an irresistible urge to record the discussions devotees were having with Him and, as she began recording them, found that that work was a sort of Sadhana for herself and so began writing them in the shape of letters in Telugu to her brother in Madras. 273 letters were thus written - each one shown to Bhagavan for any corrections before being posted.

The Asramam published the first 75 letters during the lifetime of Bhagavan and they were read out in His presence (Sri Ramanasrama Lekhalu in Telugu). The remaining 198 letters were published subsequently in four different volumes.

The depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of Bhagavan, is a veritable mine of information, presented in a simple and easily understandable manner and is well worth careful study.

 

CONTENTS
  Publisher's Note iii
  Introduction to Letters from Sri Ramanasramam - Volume I v
(1) The Son is Beholden to the Father 1
(2) Aham Sphurana 2
(3) Quarrel Between Uma and Maheswara 4
(4) Marriages 5
(5) On to Skandasramam 7
(6) In Service of the Sage 8
(7) The Nikshepam (Treasure) 12
(8) Service of Atma Swarupa is Atma Seva 14
(9) Samatvam (Equality with All) 15
(10) Worldly Troubles 17
(11) What is Meant by Samsara? 18
(12) "Go the Way You Came" 20
(13) Ahetuka Bhakti (Motiveless Devotion) 21
(14) Conventional Respect 23
(15) Echamma's Demise 25
(16) The First Bhiksha 29
(17) How Do You Know That You Do Not Know Anything? 30
(18) Leopards and Snakes 31
(19) Won't You Please Hear My Speechless Appeal? 33
(20) A Squirrel 34
(21) Dharma is Different From Dharma-Sukshma 36
(22) Moksha 38
(23) Worship of the Cow 39
(24) A Pair of Pigeons 42
(25) Baby Chetahs 44
(26) Medication without Treatment 46
(27) Bhakti's Taste 48
(28) Brahmasthram (Divine Weapon) 49
(29) That is Play, This is Verse 51
(30) Anger 53
(31) Decorations to Amba (Goddess) 54
(32) Avvaiyar's Song 55
(33) Astral Paths - Higher Worlds 57
(34) Books 58
(35) Disease 61
(36) Kowpinavantah Khalu Bhagyavantah (Fortunate are Those with a Mere Loincloth) 62
(37) Moksha with the Body 64
(38) Chiranjeevis (Immortal Beings) 65
(39) Uma 66
(40) Asthi, Bhathi and Priyam (Existence, Consciousness and Bliss) 68
(41) The True Nature of Pradakshina 69
(42) Abhyam Sarva Bhuthebhyaha (Compassion Towards All) 73
(43) That Which Is, is Only One 75
(44) The Black Cow 76
(45) Paratpara Rupam (Form of the Supreme Being) 77
(46) The Ethics of Social Existence 78
(47) Which is the Vehicle? 79
(48) Japa, tapa and the Like 81
(49) What is Samadhi 83
(50) What is Sarvam (Everything)?
(How to See everything as One's Self)
84
(51) Death of Madhavaswami 85
(52) "Anoraneeyam Mahatomaheeyam"
(An Atom Among Atoms and a Giant Among Giants)
88
(53) Dreams - Delusions 89
(54) Pure Bhakti (Delusions) is Real Service 91
(55) Guri (Concentration) Alone is the Guru (The Preceptor) 93
(56) Siddhas 95
(57) Karthuragnaya Prapyathe Phalam  
  (Fruits of Actions are Ordained by the Creator) 97
(58) Sarva Samatvam (University Equality) 98
(59) Yathechha (As One Desires) 100
(60) Programme 101
(61) An Unknown Devotee 102
(62) Ekam Aksharam
(The one Letter and the One Imperishable)
104
(63) Contentment 106
(64) Atma Pradakshina (Going round the Self) 108
(65) Narakasura-Dipavali 109
(66) Life on the Hill - Some Incidents 111
(67) Arpana (Offering) 112
(68) Sadhana-Sakshatkaram (Practice-Manifestation) 115
(69) Brahman is Real - The World is an Illusion 117
(70) Swami is Everywhere 118
(71) Akshara Swarupam (The Imperishable Image) 123
(72) Upadesa Saram - Unnadi Nalupadhi 126
(73) The 'I' is the Mind Itself 129
(74) The Golden Jubilee Festivities 131
(75) The Golden Jubilee Celebrations 136
(76) Brahmotsavam 140
(77) Atmakaravritti (The Soul, its Form and Action) 144
(78) Andavane 145
(79) Omkaram-Aksharam 148
(80) Anecdotes Regarding Life at Virupaksha Cave 149
(81) Siva Bhakta Sundaramurti 153
(82) Sundaramurti's Bond of Servitude 156
(83) Nature 161
(84) Who is Ramana? 164
(85) Dravida Sisuhu 166
(86) Jnana Sambandhamurthy 168
(87) Divine force 173
(88) Sleep and the Real State 175
(89) The Incarnation of Sri Dakshinamurthy 177
(90) The Jnani's Mind is mind is Brahman Itself 181
(91) Maya (Illusion) 183
(92) Aadarana (Regard) 185
(93) Sadhana in the Presence of the Guru 187
(94) Hridayam- Sahasraram 190
(95) Telugu Venba 191
(96) Ekatma Panchakam 194
(97) Birth 196
(98) Self (Atman) 197
(99) Guru Swarupam (The Guru's Form) 199
(100) No Waste 203
(101) Delusion and Peace Of Mind 206
(102) Mother Alagamma 208
(103) Human Effort 211
(104) Headship of Mutt 213
(105) Regulating Sleep, Diet and Movements 216
(106) Devotion without Irregularity 218
(107) Blessings 220
(108) A Bouquet of Precepts 222
(109) Absolute Surrender 224
(110) Visions in Dream 228
(111) Divine Visions 230
(112) The White Peacock 232
(113) Which is the Foot and Which is the Head? 234
(114) Suicide 235
(115) The Shakti That is, is One 238
(116) Prarabdha (Fate) 239
(117) Seeing a Lion in a Dream 243
(118) Where is the King and Where is the Kingdom? 245
(119) Nididhyasana (Intense Concentration) 247
(120) Ajapa Tatvam (The Meaning of Involuntary Japam) 250
(121) Why any Secrecy? 251
(122) Kriti Samarpana - Dedication of a Book 255
(123) Karathala Bhiksha (Alms in the Palms ) 257
(124) Upanayanam
(Ceremony of the Sacred Thread)
261
(125) Forced Dinners 263
(126) Questions with Half Knowledge 266
(127) Puja with Flowers 268
(128) Abhishekam (Worship with Water) 270
(129) Tirthas and Prasadas (Holy Water and Food) 273
(130) Hastha Masthaka Samyogam (Touching of the Head with the hand by Way of Blessing) 275
(131) "Vicharamanimala" 278
(132) Residents in Foreign Countries 279
(133) Akshayalokam (The Eternal World) 282
(134) Jnanadrishti (Supernatural Vision) 283
(135) Hearing, Meditation and the Like 286
(136) The Attitude of Silence 287
(137) Beyond the Three States 290
(138) Samadhi 293
(139) Remain Where You Are 294
(140) Only One and All-Pervading Self 296
(141) Manifestation of the Self 298
(142) Simplicity 302
(143) Mother's Gift 305
(144) Peace of Mind Itself is Liberation 307
(145) Arunachalam 309
(146) Manikkavachakar 312
(147) the Omnipresent 319
(148) Bondages 322
(149) Brindavanam 324
(150) Simple Living 326
(151) On Being the Master 328
(152) One-Pointedness 331
(153) Existence after Realization 333
(154) Vairagya, Bodha, Uparati 335
  (Non-Attachment, Illumination, Desirelessness) 335
(155) Knowledge of other Languages 337
(156) Turiyavastha (The Forth State) 339
(157) Universal Brotherhood 341
(158) Remembrance - Forgetfulness 344
(159) The Path of Self-Enquiry 347
(160) The Holy Beacon 350
(161) Poor Man's Mite 353
(162) The Sleeper in the Cart 357
(163) Six Kinds of Samadhis 360
(164) Greatness of Non - Attachment 363
(165) Self-Enquiry: Essential in all Walks of Life 366
(166) Vritti Janya Jnanam (Awareness of the Self Generated by Action) 367
(167) The Passing Away of Mahatma Gandhi 369
(168) Equality 372
(169) Nihilists and Advaitins 374
(170) Bhagavan's First Manuscript 376
(171) Kailasa 378
(172) Educated People 381
(173) Salutations 383
(174) the Sacredness of the Feet of the Guru 385
(175) What is Deliverance (Mukti)? 386
(176) Nature's Splendour 388
(177) The first Bath and the First Shave 390
(178) Undivided Attention 394
(179) The Path of Love 395
(180) Grace of the Guru 397
(181) Discussion Between Ashtavakra and Janaka 401
(182) Ribhu and Nidagha 408
(183) The Screen 411
(184) The Doer and the Doing 413
(185) Nayana and the Ramana Gita 416
(186) Concentration and Desirelessness 420
(187) the Greatness of Man 422
(188) Vedaranyam 424
(189) Appar (A Saint) 427
(190) the Meaning of Dakshinamurthy 431
(191) Service 433
(192) Embodiment of Compassion 436
(193) The Deliverance of Lakshmi the Cow 439
(194) Burial of Lakshmi the Cow 442
(195) the History of Lakshmi the Cow 445
(196) Deliverance to a Thorn Bush 448
(197) A Poor Old Woman 451
(198) Faith 458
(199) Commentary on Sankara's Atmabodha 456
(200) Appropriate Teaching 459
(201) Ardhanareeswara
(A Form of Siva-Half Man and Half Woman)
462
(202) Love of Animals 465
(203) What is Happiness? 467
(204) Where is the Swami? 470
(205) Astrology 273
(206) Life on the Hill 475
(207) Playing with Children 477
(208) Sadhu Sangam 480
(209) Bhiksha in Agraharam 482
(210) the Lotus Feet of the Master 484
(211) Pachiamma-Durga 488
(212) Visit of the Head of Puri Mutt 491
(213) The Arrival of the Head of Sivaganga Mutt 493
(214) Acceptance of Diksha 496
(215) Nava Mani Mala 499
(216) Supernatural Sights on Arunachala 501
(217) The Big Self 503
(218) Kundalini Sakti - Chinmaya Deha 505
(219) The Self 508
(220) Mutual Cursing 511
(221) Bliss of the Self 514
(222) Yatana Sariram 516
(223) In the Service of the Mother 517
(224) Tiger's Skin 519
(225) What Does Bhagavan Like Most? 521
(226) Rented House 523
(227) All Tamasic Articles are Forbidden 525
(228) Solitude 528
(229) Dosais 530
(230) Golden-Armed 534
(231) Avatar (Incarnation) 536
(232) Inauguration of Mother's Temple 538
(233) Arrangements for Kumbhabhishekam 543
(234) Worship of the Sandals 546
(235) The Story of the ten Brahmins 549
(236) The Banyan Tree 552
(237) Devotee's Discomfiture 555
(238) Assura Vasana 559
(239) Tulya Ninda Stutihi (He Who Takes Praise and Reproach Alike) 562
(240) Patala Linga (The Underground Linga) 565
(241) The Medicine Itself has Arrived 567
(242) Veda Adhyayana (Study of the Veda) 570
(243) Worldly Duties 572
(244) Samadarsatvam (Equality) 575
(245) Kindness to Animals 578
(246) The Helper of the Helpless 583
(247) Residing in the Front Hall 588
(248) The Happiness of an Independent Life 591
(249) Fan 594
(250) Desirelessness 596
(251) The Importance of Yatra and Pradakshina
(Pilgrimage and Circumambulation)
599
(252) Sastras 602
(253) Advaita Drishti 505
(254) Jnana Yagnam 606
(255) Pranayamam (Breath Control) 609
(256) Sivam-Sundaram (Bliss and Beauty) 611
(257) The Mudaliar Granny 613
(258) Pilgrimage to Tiruchuli 616
(259) Boyhood Days 621
(260) Help for Good Works 626
(261) Deceptive Appearances 630
(262) Is All the Work for Which You Have Come Over? 632
(263) Floor Decoration with Lime Powder 634
(264) Follies 635
(265) Bhajan 637
(266) Medicated Oils and Butter 639
(267) Book Binding 642
(268) Where to Stay? Where to Go? 644
(269) Boyhood Days at Madurai 647
(270) Mukti Kanta 650
(271) Titbits 652
(272) The Greatness of Chillies 654
  Brahmanirvana 656
  RECOLLECTIONS OF SRI RAMANASRAMAM  
  Foreword to Letters From and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam 665
  Preface to Letters From and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam 667
(1) Come, Let Us Go 669
(2) The Cook 673
(3) Titles 674
(4) How Fortunate is this Sabari 675
(5) No Need for Leave Application for Women 677
(6) Why Worry? 678
(7) Fasting 679
(8) Give them to Those Who have Already Eaten 681
(9) Figs 683
(10) Yadhbaavam Tat Bhavati
(As One Conceives, So Things Happen)
686
(11) A Garland of Upadesas 687
(12) Mantropadesa 690
(13) A Little Child 691
(14) Kunjuswami's Trip to Tirupati 692
(15) Arunachala Mahatmyam 695
(16) Ramana Sahasranamam 696
(17) Ganesan 698
(18) Is Your Ebullient Desire Satisfied? 700
(19) Anger and Resentment 702
(20) He is A Raja, Is Not He? 705
(21) Secretary 707
(22) I See, That is the Real Purpose 709
(23) Will not This too Go to Court? 710
(24) Tell Them and see if They Care for Your Words 712
(25) Guru Prasadam 714
(26) Sannyasa for Women 715
(27) Goddess Kali 718
(28) Endurance 721
  Index 727

 

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Introduction

SRI RAMANASRAMAM is a unique institution. Its inmates are not given specific instructions as to what they should do or should not do; they are left to fend for themselves and to absorb whatever they can from the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Ashram.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it himself. At sunrise and at sunset every day, Vedic hymn were recited in his presence ending with "Nakarmana Naprajayadhanena thyagenaike amrutatvamanasuh," which means that Moksha (deliverance) is attained, not by karma (Action) or Praja (family) or dhana (wealth), but by renouncing every one o them. Ashramites aspiring for spiritual advancement were thus taught to learn and practice Self-enquiry and renunciation. They sat in silence at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of silence. Bhagavan spoke occasionally to the Ashramites and also to casual visitors on spiritual matters. On such occasions, a few devotees recorded whatever he spoke; and amongst them, Nagamma was one.

Nagamma had no school education worth mention and does not know and language other than her mother tongue, Talugu. During her early years, owing to domestic calamities and consequent enforced solitude, she studied books of ancient lore and thereby acquired some literary knowledge, which resulted in her writing a few books in prose and poetry. When, however, she became an Ashramite, she renounced everything including her literary activities. Sitting at the feet of the Master, day in and day out, she felt an irresistible urge to record the discussions devotees were having with Bhagavan and, as she began recording them, found that that work was a sort of Sadhana for herself. She began writing them in the shape of letters in Telugu to her brother in Madras. 273 letters were thus written. Amongst them, the Ashram published the first seventy-five letters during the lifetime of Bhagavan and they were read out in his presence (Sri Ramanasrama Lekhalu in Telugu). The remaining 198 letters were published subsequently in four different volumes.

I read these letters over and over again ton different occasions but never did I realize the depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of Bhagavan until I had to sit up and translate them. I have also found throughout the letters the great trials and tribulations Nagamma had undergone in trying to live up to the high ideals of the Ashram. 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.

Some years back, at the suggestion of Mr. Arthur Osborne, an ashramite, and with his active help, began translating these letters into English, but could not complete the work for want of time. When recently, the Ashramam Manager-President urged me to finish the work, I did so and am glad they are now being published.

Back of the Book

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it Himself and Asramites aspiring for spiritual advancement sat at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of that silence.

Occasionally Bhagavan spoke on spiritual matters. On such occasions, a few devotees recorded whatever He said; and amongst them, Nagamma was one.

When Nagamma became an Asramite, she renounced everything and whilst sitting at the feet of the Master she felt an irresistible urge to record the discussions devotees were having with Him and, as she began recording them, found that that work was a sort of Sadhana for herself and so began writing them in the shape of letters in Telugu to her brother in Madras. 273 letters were thus written - each one shown to Bhagavan for any corrections before being posted.

The Asramam published the first 75 letters during the lifetime of Bhagavan and they were read out in His presence (Sri Ramanasrama Lekhalu in Telugu). The remaining 198 letters were published subsequently in four different volumes.

The depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of Bhagavan, is a veritable mine of information, presented in a simple and easily understandable manner and is well worth careful study.

 

CONTENTS
  Publisher's Note iii
  Introduction to Letters from Sri Ramanasramam - Volume I v
(1) The Son is Beholden to the Father 1
(2) Aham Sphurana 2
(3) Quarrel Between Uma and Maheswara 4
(4) Marriages 5
(5) On to Skandasramam 7
(6) In Service of the Sage 8
(7) The Nikshepam (Treasure) 12
(8) Service of Atma Swarupa is Atma Seva 14
(9) Samatvam (Equality with All) 15
(10) Worldly Troubles 17
(11) What is Meant by Samsara? 18
(12) "Go the Way You Came" 20
(13) Ahetuka Bhakti (Motiveless Devotion) 21
(14) Conventional Respect 23
(15) Echamma's Demise 25
(16) The First Bhiksha 29
(17) How Do You Know That You Do Not Know Anything? 30
(18) Leopards and Snakes 31
(19) Won't You Please Hear My Speechless Appeal? 33
(20) A Squirrel 34
(21) Dharma is Different From Dharma-Sukshma 36
(22) Moksha 38
(23) Worship of the Cow 39
(24) A Pair of Pigeons 42
(25) Baby Chetahs 44
(26) Medication without Treatment 46
(27) Bhakti's Taste 48
(28) Brahmasthram (Divine Weapon) 49
(29) That is Play, This is Verse 51
(30) Anger 53
(31) Decorations to Amba (Goddess) 54
(32) Avvaiyar's Song 55
(33) Astral Paths - Higher Worlds 57
(34) Books 58
(35) Disease 61
(36) Kowpinavantah Khalu Bhagyavantah (Fortunate are Those with a Mere Loincloth) 62
(37) Moksha with the Body 64
(38) Chiranjeevis (Immortal Beings) 65
(39) Uma 66
(40) Asthi, Bhathi and Priyam (Existence, Consciousness and Bliss) 68
(41) The True Nature of Pradakshina 69
(42) Abhyam Sarva Bhuthebhyaha (Compassion Towards All) 73
(43) That Which Is, is Only One 75
(44) The Black Cow 76
(45) Paratpara Rupam (Form of the Supreme Being) 77
(46) The Ethics of Social Existence 78
(47) Which is the Vehicle? 79
(48) Japa, tapa and the Like 81
(49) What is Samadhi 83
(50) What is Sarvam (Everything)?
(How to See everything as One's Self)
84
(51) Death of Madhavaswami 85
(52) "Anoraneeyam Mahatomaheeyam"
(An Atom Among Atoms and a Giant Among Giants)
88
(53) Dreams - Delusions 89
(54) Pure Bhakti (Delusions) is Real Service 91
(55) Guri (Concentration) Alone is the Guru (The Preceptor) 93
(56) Siddhas 95
(57) Karthuragnaya Prapyathe Phalam  
  (Fruits of Actions are Ordained by the Creator) 97
(58) Sarva Samatvam (University Equality) 98
(59) Yathechha (As One Desires) 100
(60) Programme 101
(61) An Unknown Devotee 102
(62) Ekam Aksharam
(The one Letter and the One Imperishable)
104
(63) Contentment 106
(64) Atma Pradakshina (Going round the Self) 108
(65) Narakasura-Dipavali 109
(66) Life on the Hill - Some Incidents 111
(67) Arpana (Offering) 112
(68) Sadhana-Sakshatkaram (Practice-Manifestation) 115
(69) Brahman is Real - The World is an Illusion 117
(70) Swami is Everywhere 118
(71) Akshara Swarupam (The Imperishable Image) 123
(72) Upadesa Saram - Unnadi Nalupadhi 126
(73) The 'I' is the Mind Itself 129
(74) The Golden Jubilee Festivities 131
(75) The Golden Jubilee Celebrations 136
(76) Brahmotsavam 140
(77) Atmakaravritti (The Soul, its Form and Action) 144
(78) Andavane 145
(79) Omkaram-Aksharam 148
(80) Anecdotes Regarding Life at Virupaksha Cave 149
(81) Siva Bhakta Sundaramurti 153
(82) Sundaramurti's Bond of Servitude 156
(83) Nature 161
(84) Who is Ramana? 164
(85) Dravida Sisuhu 166
(86) Jnana Sambandhamurthy 168
(87) Divine force 173
(88) Sleep and the Real State 175
(89) The Incarnation of Sri Dakshinamurthy 177
(90) The Jnani's Mind is mind is Brahman Itself 181
(91) Maya (Illusion) 183
(92) Aadarana (Regard) 185
(93) Sadhana in the Presence of the Guru 187
(94) Hridayam- Sahasraram 190
(95) Telugu Venba 191
(96) Ekatma Panchakam 194
(97) Birth 196
(98) Self (Atman) 197
(99) Guru Swarupam (The Guru's Form) 199
(100) No Waste 203
(101) Delusion and Peace Of Mind 206
(102) Mother Alagamma 208
(103) Human Effort 211
(104) Headship of Mutt 213
(105) Regulating Sleep, Diet and Movements 216
(106) Devotion without Irregularity 218
(107) Blessings 220
(108) A Bouquet of Precepts 222
(109) Absolute Surrender 224
(110) Visions in Dream 228
(111) Divine Visions 230
(112) The White Peacock 232
(113) Which is the Foot and Which is the Head? 234
(114) Suicide 235
(115) The Shakti That is, is One 238
(116) Prarabdha (Fate) 239
(117) Seeing a Lion in a Dream 243
(118) Where is the King and Where is the Kingdom? 245
(119) Nididhyasana (Intense Concentration) 247
(120) Ajapa Tatvam (The Meaning of Involuntary Japam) 250
(121) Why any Secrecy? 251
(122) Kriti Samarpana - Dedication of a Book 255
(123) Karathala Bhiksha (Alms in the Palms ) 257
(124) Upanayanam
(Ceremony of the Sacred Thread)
261
(125) Forced Dinners 263
(126) Questions with Half Knowledge 266
(127) Puja with Flowers 268
(128) Abhishekam (Worship with Water) 270
(129) Tirthas and Prasadas (Holy Water and Food) 273
(130) Hastha Masthaka Samyogam (Touching of the Head with the hand by Way of Blessing) 275
(131) "Vicharamanimala" 278
(132) Residents in Foreign Countries 279
(133) Akshayalokam (The Eternal World) 282
(134) Jnanadrishti (Supernatural Vision) 283
(135) Hearing, Meditation and the Like 286
(136) The Attitude of Silence 287
(137) Beyond the Three States 290
(138) Samadhi 293
(139) Remain Where You Are 294
(140) Only One and All-Pervading Self 296
(141) Manifestation of the Self 298
(142) Simplicity 302
(143) Mother's Gift 305
(144) Peace of Mind Itself is Liberation 307
(145) Arunachalam 309
(146) Manikkavachakar 312
(147) the Omnipresent 319
(148) Bondages 322
(149) Brindavanam 324
(150) Simple Living 326
(151) On Being the Master 328
(152) One-Pointedness 331
(153) Existence after Realization 333
(154) Vairagya, Bodha, Uparati 335
  (Non-Attachment, Illumination, Desirelessness) 335
(155) Knowledge of other Languages 337
(156) Turiyavastha (The Forth State) 339
(157) Universal Brotherhood 341
(158) Remembrance - Forgetfulness 344
(159) The Path of Self-Enquiry 347
(160) The Holy Beacon 350
(161) Poor Man's Mite 353
(162) The Sleeper in the Cart 357
(163) Six Kinds of Samadhis 360
(164) Greatness of Non - Attachment 363
(165) Self-Enquiry: Essential in all Walks of Life 366
(166) Vritti Janya Jnanam (Awareness of the Self Generated by Action) 367
(167) The Passing Away of Mahatma Gandhi 369
(168) Equality 372
(169) Nihilists and Advaitins 374
(170) Bhagavan's First Manuscript 376
(171) Kailasa 378
(172) Educated People 381
(173) Salutations 383
(174) the Sacredness of the Feet of the Guru 385
(175) What is Deliverance (Mukti)? 386
(176) Nature's Splendour 388
(177) The first Bath and the First Shave 390
(178) Undivided Attention 394
(179) The Path of Love 395
(180) Grace of the Guru 397
(181) Discussion Between Ashtavakra and Janaka 401
(182) Ribhu and Nidagha 408
(183) The Screen 411
(184) The Doer and the Doing 413
(185) Nayana and the Ramana Gita 416
(186) Concentration and Desirelessness 420
(187) the Greatness of Man 422
(188) Vedaranyam 424
(189) Appar (A Saint) 427
(190) the Meaning of Dakshinamurthy 431
(191) Service 433
(192) Embodiment of Compassion 436
(193) The Deliverance of Lakshmi the Cow 439
(194) Burial of Lakshmi the Cow 442
(195) the History of Lakshmi the Cow 445
(196) Deliverance to a Thorn Bush 448
(197) A Poor Old Woman 451
(198) Faith 458
(199) Commentary on Sankara's Atmabodha 456
(200) Appropriate Teaching 459
(201) Ardhanareeswara
(A Form of Siva-Half Man and Half Woman)
462
(202) Love of Animals 465
(203) What is Happiness? 467
(204) Where is the Swami? 470
(205) Astrology 273
(206) Life on the Hill 475
(207) Playing with Children 477
(208) Sadhu Sangam 480
(209) Bhiksha in Agraharam 482
(210) the Lotus Feet of the Master 484
(211) Pachiamma-Durga 488
(212) Visit of the Head of Puri Mutt 491
(213) The Arrival of the Head of Sivaganga Mutt 493
(214) Acceptance of Diksha 496
(215) Nava Mani Mala 499
(216) Supernatural Sights on Arunachala 501
(217) The Big Self 503
(218) Kundalini Sakti - Chinmaya Deha 505
(219) The Self 508
(220) Mutual Cursing 511
(221) Bliss of the Self 514
(222) Yatana Sariram 516
(223) In the Service of the Mother 517
(224) Tiger's Skin 519
(225) What Does Bhagavan Like Most? 521
(226) Rented House 523
(227) All Tamasic Articles are Forbidden 525
(228) Solitude 528
(229) Dosais 530
(230) Golden-Armed 534
(231) Avatar (Incarnation) 536
(232) Inauguration of Mother's Temple 538
(233) Arrangements for Kumbhabhishekam 543
(234) Worship of the Sandals 546
(235) The Story of the ten Brahmins 549
(236) The Banyan Tree 552
(237) Devotee's Discomfiture 555
(238) Assura Vasana 559
(239) Tulya Ninda Stutihi (He Who Takes Praise and Reproach Alike) 562
(240) Patala Linga (The Underground Linga) 565
(241) The Medicine Itself has Arrived 567
(242) Veda Adhyayana (Study of the Veda) 570
(243) Worldly Duties 572
(244) Samadarsatvam (Equality) 575
(245) Kindness to Animals 578
(246) The Helper of the Helpless 583
(247) Residing in the Front Hall 588
(248) The Happiness of an Independent Life 591
(249) Fan 594
(250) Desirelessness 596
(251) The Importance of Yatra and Pradakshina
(Pilgrimage and Circumambulation)
599
(252) Sastras 602
(253) Advaita Drishti 505
(254) Jnana Yagnam 606
(255) Pranayamam (Breath Control) 609
(256) Sivam-Sundaram (Bliss and Beauty) 611
(257) The Mudaliar Granny 613
(258) Pilgrimage to Tiruchuli 616
(259) Boyhood Days 621
(260) Help for Good Works 626
(261) Deceptive Appearances 630
(262) Is All the Work for Which You Have Come Over? 632
(263) Floor Decoration with Lime Powder 634
(264) Follies 635
(265) Bhajan 637
(266) Medicated Oils and Butter 639
(267) Book Binding 642
(268) Where to Stay? Where to Go? 644
(269) Boyhood Days at Madurai 647
(270) Mukti Kanta 650
(271) Titbits 652
(272) The Greatness of Chillies 654
  Brahmanirvana 656
  RECOLLECTIONS OF SRI RAMANASRAMAM  
  Foreword to Letters From and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam 665
  Preface to Letters From and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam 667
(1) Come, Let Us Go 669
(2) The Cook 673
(3) Titles 674
(4) How Fortunate is this Sabari 675
(5) No Need for Leave Application for Women 677
(6) Why Worry? 678
(7) Fasting 679
(8) Give them to Those Who have Already Eaten 681
(9) Figs 683
(10) Yadhbaavam Tat Bhavati
(As One Conceives, So Things Happen)
686
(11) A Garland of Upadesas 687
(12) Mantropadesa 690
(13) A Little Child 691
(14) Kunjuswami's Trip to Tirupati 692
(15) Arunachala Mahatmyam 695
(16) Ramana Sahasranamam 696
(17) Ganesan 698
(18) Is Your Ebullient Desire Satisfied? 700
(19) Anger and Resentment 702
(20) He is A Raja, Is Not He? 705
(21) Secretary 707
(22) I See, That is the Real Purpose 709
(23) Will not This too Go to Court? 710
(24) Tell Them and see if They Care for Your Words 712
(25) Guru Prasadam 714
(26) Sannyasa for Women 715
(27) Goddess Kali 718
(28) Endurance 721
  Index 727

 

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