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Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words

Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words

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SRI RAMANASRAMAMTiruvannamalai2002
Edited by: 
 ARTHUR OSBORNE
 
© Sri RamanasramamTiruvannamalaiSeventh Edition:1996 - copies 5,000Eighth Edition:2002 - copies 3,000Price: Rs.CC No: 1062
ISBN: 81-88018-15-5
Published by 
V.S. RAMANANPresident, Board of TrusteesSri RamanasramamTiruvannamalai 606 603Tamil NaduIndia
Tel: 91-4175-237292/237200Tel/Fax: 91-4175-237491Email: ashram@ramana-maharshi.org Website: www.ramana-maharshi.org
Published also by 
Messrs. Rider & Company, London, Englandfor sale outside India.
Designed and typeset at 
Sri Ramanasramam
Printed by 
Kartik PrintersChennai 600 015
 
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During the half century and more of his life atTiruvannamalai, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was visitedby a constant stream of people from all parts of India, and by many from the West, seeking spiritual guidance, or consolationin grief, or simply the experience of his presence. He wrotevery little all these years, but a number of records of his talks with visitors were kept and subsequently published by his Ashram. These are mostly in diary form, with little arrangementaccording to subject. The purpose of the present book is tobuild up a general exposition of the Maharshi’s teachings by selecting and fitting together passages from these dialogues andfrom his writings (published as
The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi 
, by Messrs. Rider & Co., in England and by SriRamanasramam in India). The editor’s comments have beenkept to a minimum and are printed in smaller type todistinguish them clearly from the Maharshi’s own words.No distinction is made between the periods at which theMaharshi made any statement, and none is needed, for he was not a philosopher working out a system but a RealisedMan speaking from direct knowledge. It sometimes happensthat one who is on a spiritual path, or even who has not yetbegun consciously seeking, has a glimpse of Realisation during which, for a brief eternity, he experiences absolute certainty of his divine, immutable, universal Self. Such an experiencecame to the Maharshi when he was a lad of sixteen. He himself has described it:
It was about six weeks before I left Madurai for good that thegreat change in my life took place. It was quite sudden. I was

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