Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Hindu > Self Realization (Life & Teachings of Ramana Maharshi)
Displaying 498 of 7023         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Self Realization (Life & Teachings of Ramana Maharshi)
Pages from the book
Self Realization (Life & Teachings of Ramana Maharshi)
Look Inside the Book
Description
Foreword

I consider it a rare privilege accorded to me, that I should be asked to write a prefatory note to a book on the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the great sage who is adorning the sacred hillside in Tiruvannamalai. In the dispensation of Providence, it was my good fortune to have had access to a sage, who shines in the spiritual firmament as a bright star, guiding the restless and de- pressed way-farer along the path towards the" haven of true and lasting happiness.

Dazzled as the majority of mankind are at the phantoms of this illusory world, frantic are their efforts to clutch at them, under a false sense of satisfaction; but they are ever tantalized in the fruition of their yearning; and late in their span of life, do they feel a pang of regret for having wasted their precious time in seeking after shadows oblivious of the reality. The life and example of this great saint serve as a beacon light to warn us about the pitfalls in the path of worldliness and guide us on the safe path of spirituality. His magnetic influence is a boon. One brief remark of his dispels sometimes a thick cloud of doubt, a heaving heart is soothed by a short sermon of his, and even the knotty conundrums" of abstruse philosophy find satisfactory solu- tion from his simple exposition, emerging forth from the fountain of his intuition

It is a sorry spectacle, how slow is the response to the clarion call of this living monument of spiritual glory and how few are those who make a genuine attempt to realize what this sage has attained. His evolution is so far ahead of the average humanity of to-day, that he dwells in the transcendent sphere of spiritual consciousness, his physical body and senses being no impediment to the realization of his true inner self. To him, the illusion of the physical world, is no longer a veil to hide the substratum of all phenomena. It has been a transparent medium for him. The mind, the arch-juggler, is to him a docile and faithful servant. His favourite sermon is "Retreat ever within thine own self; seek the source whence the restless mind spins out an unceasing web of thoughts; brush aside the springing thoughts; concentrate at the root of thought; and take repose in that stillness and quietude. So much is thy effort, and what next is one for experience and inner realisation, and does not admit of exposition in words."

Few have reached the abode of bliss. Another gem of spiritual truth which this holy sage places for our gaze is "Happiness is really an inner attitude, or a subjective realization of the mind, though many are under a misapprehension that it depends upon external conditions only." The outer quest for happiness, he would say, will only be the game of "Hide and seek." He used to say, that by a wise adaptation of the attitude to changing events and environments, it is in our power to preserve a state of unruffled mentality. Much of the sorrow, misery, and depression, can be averted by the practice of such an adaptation, which is, of course, based on wise discrimination. Real happiness is one that does not depend upon anything external to one's self. It is unconditioned bliss and therefore permanent. Know the "I". That is how he would ask us to tackle the problem of life. The words are simple, but their conception has baffled many a brilliant intellect. Here again, he would say that mere intellectual disquisitions are hardly enough, but success lies in unflinching practice, with a sincere yearning for the attainment of the true purpose of life. Many a sceptic who scoffs at such great spiritual personages as visionary and unpractical would begin to doubt his own scepticism, if only he tries to visit this sage, and remains within the ambit of his spiritual aura for an appreciable length of time.

I sincerely congratulate the author of this book, who has rendedred a useful service to the present generation as also to posterity, by sparing no pains in gathering information about the incidents in the life of this holy sage and about his talks and sayings, which a limited number of disciples and admirers have had opportunities to hear and by embodying it in the chapters of this book in the author's felicitous and lucid style, in a masterly way. It may not be out of place, if I should observe in this preface, that the author of this book happens to be my classmate and colleague at the Bar in my younger days and that the link of old friendship has again brought us together in connection with his book, dealing with the life and teachings of a great sage, whom we both adore.

 

About the Author

B.V. Narasimha Swami, the author of this work, came to Tiruvannamalal in the late 1920's and lived in the vicinity of Sri Ramanasramam for many years. He was deeply devoted to Bhagavan Ramana.

Having decided to write about the life and teachings of the Maharshi, Narasimha Swami painstakingly went about gathering details from various sources. He travelled to Tiruchuli and Madurai and learned a lot about Sri Bhagavan's early life.

He also managed to draw the Sage into reminiscing about his boyhood days, his death experience at Madurai, the journey to Tiruvannamalai, and about his life during his stay at the temple and on the holy hill Arunachala. Narasimha Swami also learned about the Maharshi's devotees, their service and contribution towards spreading his glory and message. With deep insight and keen perception, yet in simple, flowing style, he has chronicled the Maharshi's life and explained his teachings.

The spiritual world cannot but be grateful to Narasimha Swami, for this work is the first biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of the greatest sages to walk the earth. First published in 1931 when the Sage was still living in the body, this book has seen several editions and adorns the bookshelf of countless spiritual seekers.The front cover features the only known colour photograph taken of the Maharshi.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword V
1 Who is this? 1
2 A family trait 6
3 Which of the three 9
4 Glimpses of the dawn 12
5 Born anew 15
6 Crossing the rubicon 21
7 A word in parting 24
8 flight from home in quest of his father 29
9 At the father's feet 36
10 Years of strenuous life 45
11 Traced at last 56
12 The light on the hill 64
13 The swami and book lore 69
14 M. Sivaprakasam pillai and the swami 73
15 Ganapati sastri and the swami 82
16 M.V.Ramaswamy Iyer, echamal, raghavachari 94
17 F.H. Humphreys and the swami 107
18 Instrucion to F.H. Humphreys 111
19 Annoyance from "Sadhus" 118
20 With relatives again 130
21 Ramna maharshi and seshaderiswami 145
22 A robbery at the ashram 156
23 Animal companions 168
24 Giripradakshinam, sacred hill circuit 183
25 A day at the asram with the swami 193
26 Meditation at the asram 209
27 Natanananda swami, yogi ramiah and later disciples 233
28 A western devotee 255
29 A western devotee contd. 265
  Epilogue by s.s. cohen 273

Sample Pages











Self Realization (Life & Teachings of Ramana Maharshi)

Item Code:
NAG516
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2016
Publisher:
Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai
ISBN:
9788188225743
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch x 5 inch
Pages:
303 (25 B/W illustration)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 423 gms
Price:
$22.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Self Realization (Life & Teachings of Ramana Maharshi)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2363 times since 9th Nov, 2016
Foreword

I consider it a rare privilege accorded to me, that I should be asked to write a prefatory note to a book on the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the great sage who is adorning the sacred hillside in Tiruvannamalai. In the dispensation of Providence, it was my good fortune to have had access to a sage, who shines in the spiritual firmament as a bright star, guiding the restless and de- pressed way-farer along the path towards the" haven of true and lasting happiness.

Dazzled as the majority of mankind are at the phantoms of this illusory world, frantic are their efforts to clutch at them, under a false sense of satisfaction; but they are ever tantalized in the fruition of their yearning; and late in their span of life, do they feel a pang of regret for having wasted their precious time in seeking after shadows oblivious of the reality. The life and example of this great saint serve as a beacon light to warn us about the pitfalls in the path of worldliness and guide us on the safe path of spirituality. His magnetic influence is a boon. One brief remark of his dispels sometimes a thick cloud of doubt, a heaving heart is soothed by a short sermon of his, and even the knotty conundrums" of abstruse philosophy find satisfactory solu- tion from his simple exposition, emerging forth from the fountain of his intuition

It is a sorry spectacle, how slow is the response to the clarion call of this living monument of spiritual glory and how few are those who make a genuine attempt to realize what this sage has attained. His evolution is so far ahead of the average humanity of to-day, that he dwells in the transcendent sphere of spiritual consciousness, his physical body and senses being no impediment to the realization of his true inner self. To him, the illusion of the physical world, is no longer a veil to hide the substratum of all phenomena. It has been a transparent medium for him. The mind, the arch-juggler, is to him a docile and faithful servant. His favourite sermon is "Retreat ever within thine own self; seek the source whence the restless mind spins out an unceasing web of thoughts; brush aside the springing thoughts; concentrate at the root of thought; and take repose in that stillness and quietude. So much is thy effort, and what next is one for experience and inner realisation, and does not admit of exposition in words."

Few have reached the abode of bliss. Another gem of spiritual truth which this holy sage places for our gaze is "Happiness is really an inner attitude, or a subjective realization of the mind, though many are under a misapprehension that it depends upon external conditions only." The outer quest for happiness, he would say, will only be the game of "Hide and seek." He used to say, that by a wise adaptation of the attitude to changing events and environments, it is in our power to preserve a state of unruffled mentality. Much of the sorrow, misery, and depression, can be averted by the practice of such an adaptation, which is, of course, based on wise discrimination. Real happiness is one that does not depend upon anything external to one's self. It is unconditioned bliss and therefore permanent. Know the "I". That is how he would ask us to tackle the problem of life. The words are simple, but their conception has baffled many a brilliant intellect. Here again, he would say that mere intellectual disquisitions are hardly enough, but success lies in unflinching practice, with a sincere yearning for the attainment of the true purpose of life. Many a sceptic who scoffs at such great spiritual personages as visionary and unpractical would begin to doubt his own scepticism, if only he tries to visit this sage, and remains within the ambit of his spiritual aura for an appreciable length of time.

I sincerely congratulate the author of this book, who has rendedred a useful service to the present generation as also to posterity, by sparing no pains in gathering information about the incidents in the life of this holy sage and about his talks and sayings, which a limited number of disciples and admirers have had opportunities to hear and by embodying it in the chapters of this book in the author's felicitous and lucid style, in a masterly way. It may not be out of place, if I should observe in this preface, that the author of this book happens to be my classmate and colleague at the Bar in my younger days and that the link of old friendship has again brought us together in connection with his book, dealing with the life and teachings of a great sage, whom we both adore.

 

About the Author

B.V. Narasimha Swami, the author of this work, came to Tiruvannamalal in the late 1920's and lived in the vicinity of Sri Ramanasramam for many years. He was deeply devoted to Bhagavan Ramana.

Having decided to write about the life and teachings of the Maharshi, Narasimha Swami painstakingly went about gathering details from various sources. He travelled to Tiruchuli and Madurai and learned a lot about Sri Bhagavan's early life.

He also managed to draw the Sage into reminiscing about his boyhood days, his death experience at Madurai, the journey to Tiruvannamalai, and about his life during his stay at the temple and on the holy hill Arunachala. Narasimha Swami also learned about the Maharshi's devotees, their service and contribution towards spreading his glory and message. With deep insight and keen perception, yet in simple, flowing style, he has chronicled the Maharshi's life and explained his teachings.

The spiritual world cannot but be grateful to Narasimha Swami, for this work is the first biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of the greatest sages to walk the earth. First published in 1931 when the Sage was still living in the body, this book has seen several editions and adorns the bookshelf of countless spiritual seekers.The front cover features the only known colour photograph taken of the Maharshi.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword V
1 Who is this? 1
2 A family trait 6
3 Which of the three 9
4 Glimpses of the dawn 12
5 Born anew 15
6 Crossing the rubicon 21
7 A word in parting 24
8 flight from home in quest of his father 29
9 At the father's feet 36
10 Years of strenuous life 45
11 Traced at last 56
12 The light on the hill 64
13 The swami and book lore 69
14 M. Sivaprakasam pillai and the swami 73
15 Ganapati sastri and the swami 82
16 M.V.Ramaswamy Iyer, echamal, raghavachari 94
17 F.H. Humphreys and the swami 107
18 Instrucion to F.H. Humphreys 111
19 Annoyance from "Sadhus" 118
20 With relatives again 130
21 Ramna maharshi and seshaderiswami 145
22 A robbery at the ashram 156
23 Animal companions 168
24 Giripradakshinam, sacred hill circuit 183
25 A day at the asram with the swami 193
26 Meditation at the asram 209
27 Natanananda swami, yogi ramiah and later disciples 233
28 A western devotee 255
29 A western devotee contd. 265
  Epilogue by s.s. cohen 273

Sample Pages











Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Sri Ramana Maharshi's Moksha (A Hindu Astrological Pilgrimage Into The Life and Moksha of Sri Ramana Maharshi)
by Sankara Bhagavadpada
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Yogi Impressions
Item Code: NAG245
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Maharshi's Gospel Book I and II (Being Answers of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to Questions put to Him by Devotees)
by SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IDI589
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ramana Gita (Dialogues with Sri Ramana Maharshi)
by A. R. Natarajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Ramana Maharshi Center for Learning. Bangalore
Item Code: NAF510
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Five Hymns to Arunachala and Other Poems of Sri Ramana Maharshi
by Prof K. Swamintahan
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Ramanasram
Item Code: NAD183
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Conscious Immortality (Conversations With Sri Ramana Maharshi Recorded by Paul Brunton)
by Ramana Maharshi
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: NAK188
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Heart is Thy Name, Oh Lord: Moments of Silence with Sri Ramana Maharshi
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: NAC128
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi (Three Volumes in One)
by MUNAGALA VENKATARAMIAH
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IDI523
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Upadesa Sara of Bhagavan Ramana Maharsi (Sanskrit Text, Transliteration English Translation & Commentary)
by Swami Tejomayananda
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Item Code: IDG390
$12.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ramana Maharshi (The Crown Jewel of Advaita)
by John Grimes
Paperback
Sri Ramanasramam Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IHL184
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
by SRI RAMANASRAMAM TIRUVANNAMALAI
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IDL164
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bhagavana Sri Ramana Maharshi: The Restored Photographs Volume One
by Ramana Maharshi
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
V. S. Ramana Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IDI117
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Unforgettable Years: Memories of 29 Old Devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
by A.R. Natarajan
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Ramana Maharshi Center for Learning. Bangalore
Item Code: NAF566
$12.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Sterling Book of Ramana Maharshi
by M. Sivaramkrishna
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAI136
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Saddarsana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharsi ((Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))
by Swami Tejomayananda
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Bombay
Item Code: IDJ031
$8.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
One Hundred and Twenty Five Years of Grace: Sri Ramana Maharshi Jayanti
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai
Item Code: IDI997
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India