Sri Ramanasramam is happy to publish this brilliantEnglish abridgement of a monumental work which BhagavanRamana refers to often in His
. It will be noted that thetranslator has included in his selection passages made familiarby Sri Bhagavan.Bhagavan Ramana encouraged the translator to study the
. Being a devout student of the classictext, and through the grace of His Master, he is fully competentto translate it. We are now fortunate to have this rare andbeautiful translation in our midst.Professor N.R. Krishnamoorthi Aiyer was the Head of theDepartment of Physics in the American College, Madurai. He was steeped in the objectivity of modern science and has hadclose contacts with a large section of enlightened Americanprofessors. He is thus a physicist with an appreciation for scientificprecision and accuracy. Since he is an advanced spiritual adeptas well, he is able to strike a remarkable equilibrium betweenscience and spirituality, not just theoretically, but practically too.Sincere aspirants owe a deep sense of gratitude to him forboth the great precision and spiritual insight with which he hasbeen able to capture the essence of the original text.V. GANESAN,
The Mountain Path’
Ramanasramam, August 15, 1984.