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Reflections

Reflections

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R
EFLECTIONS
ON
 T 
 ALKS
 
 WITH
S
RI
 AMANA
M
 AHARSHI
 By
S.S. COHEN
Books available by the same author:
Guru Ramana, Srimad Bhagavata, Forty Verses and Advaitic Sadhana
Sri RamanasramamTiruvannamalai2006
 
© Sri RamanasramamTiruvannamalai
 First Edition 1959Second Edition 1971Third Edition 1979 Fourth Edition 1990
Fifth Edition 2006 — 1000 copies
CC No. 1038
ISBN:
 
81-88018-38-4
Price: Rs.
 Published by
V.S. RamananPresidentSri RamanasramamTiruvannamalai 606 603Tamil NaduINDIA 
Email: ashram@ramana-maharshi.orgWebsite: www.ramana-maharshi.org
Typeset at
Sri Ramanasramam
 Printed by
Gnanodaya PressChennai 600 034
 
PREFACE
To write a commentary on Sri Ramana Bhagavan’swords, which are deemed to be lucidity itself, may seem to be a superfluous labour; yet there are thousands of studiousseekers who have not had the privilege of hearing the teach-ing direct from the Master’s lips, who would feel benefitedand, indeed, happy to receive an exposition of it from thosewho have. For the sake of these I have culled from the com-pendious work, now the well-reputed
Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi
, such gems and in such numbers as in my humbleopinion can fairly and comprehensively represent theteaching, adding my own reflections, as “Notes”, to eachquotation which I have named “Text”, to indicate its origin.I have, moreover, sifted and classified them in separatechapters so as to facilitate the study of each individual subject.I deem it essential to give here a brief biography of the book in question. It is named “Talks” from being a recordin the form of a diary of some of the conversations whichthe visitors and disciples have had with the Master onSpiritual matters for almost exactly four years — April 1935to May 1939. In those years it used to be called “The Journal”. For roughly half of this period it was written inthe
 Darshan
Hall itself by the diarist, or recorder, Sri M.Venkataramiah, the late Swami Ramananda Saraswati, at theend of each particular conversation at which he was present.Sri Bhagavan scarcely ever answered in English, but invari-ably in Tamil, which very often the diarist himself translatedinto English to the questioner within the hearing of thewhole audience. But questions in Telugu and Malayalam,

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