Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950) is a famous Indian philosopher and sage.
His real name was Venkataraman Aiyar, but the followers called him the Maharshi (the southern Indian pronunciation of the word “Maharishi”), which means “the great sage”, and the name Raman is an abbreviation of Venkataraman.
Born on December 30, 1879 in the village of Tiruchuli of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu in the family of a Brahmin.
At the age of 16, while he was in college, He went through the experience of death, which brought Him to the realization that He is not the body, but an immortal Spirit. It completely changed Him. He immediately left the house and went to the sacred mountain of Arunachala, which was considered the embodiment of the Absolute, where he remained until his physical death on April 14, 1950.
In 1907, he became known as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi – the Blessed Lord Ramana, the great Sage. An ashram grew around Him, from which the Teaching spread that the natural, original state of a person is Liberation, which he can acquire by self-inquiry “Who am I?”. He was famous for the power of the silent Presence, the holy life and the uncompromising teaching of self-knowledge and self-realization.
“Conversations” is a diary of the conversations of the Maharshi 1935-1939 — the most famous collection of His oral teachings and the main reference book for many of His followers. In the Russian translation is published for the first time.
The first volume covers the period from January 1935 to January 1937. Like the second volume (February 1937 – April 1939), it covers the whole range of issues and problems of the sadhana at all levels – from basic to advanced.
With the help of only one text, “Conversations”, a serious seeker can clear his mind and learn how to be Himself – pure Happiness. He will be fully prepared to study the works of the Master, written by His own hand.
“Conversations” is a diary of the conversations of the Maharshi of 1935-1939, the most famous collection of His oral teachings and the main reference book for many of His followers. In the Russian translation is published for the first time. The first volume, published in 2002, included His conversations from January 1935 to January 1937.
This volume – the second and final – covers the period from January 1937 to April 1939. The lively inspiring voice of the Teacher will help every spiritual seeker to dispel doubts and be Himself – pure Happiness.
The precepts are presented in the form of a series of questions and answers in which Sri Raman described his views on various subjects of conversation.
Each chapter is devoted to a specific topic, and the topics are preceded by several introductory or explanatory notes. The questions and answers that make up the main body of chapters are selected from many sources and arranged in such a way as to create the impression of a continuous conversation.
What is the true nature of man? What is the true self of man? Philosophers ponder, speak and write for thousands of years about the knowledge of man as man.
The book provides answers to these questions on the example of the teachings of Sri Raman Maharashi.
In the inspiring biography of the Teacher – a man of Love, inner Peace and humility – the life story of the Sage is perfectly combined with his teachings, which give an answer to the restless mind of modern man.
The materials that convey the essence of the Path of Sri Ramana are powerful help to spiritual seekers who strive for Self-knowledge.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi is one of the greatest spiritual Masters, who at 16 years old spontaneously attained Enlightenment, or Self-realization, the realization of his true Self (I).
Lakshman Sharma, who wrote under the pseudonym “KTO”, spent more than twenty years in close proximity to the Teacher and received from him thorough and comprehensive instructions on the content of his main works, setting forth the Teaching. This allowed the author to very skillfully give a deep philosophical analysis of the teachings of Maharshi, drawing parallels with the teachings of the Upanishads.
The book directs the reader to the search for the Source of the illusory individual “I”, leading to the death of the ego and, thus, to the realization of its spiritual practice, its own True nature. The book will undoubtedly be very helpful to all seekers of Truth.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) is one of the World Teachers, at the age of 16 he spontaneously achieved Self-realization, or awareness of his True Nature.
The essence of His Teaching and Practice is that the Reality shining in the depths of everyone’s spiritual Heart should be sought by the Who-I-Am Self-Research and made the only basis for existence.
From the book: Conversations with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Tiruvannamalai, 1963, selectively.
Truth is Experience, which cannot be conveyed by words, since Reality is above action, word and thought.
Therefore, the Maharshi wrote very little. He taught mainly through the tremendous energy of the Spiritual Silence.
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Answer Yes /
When you turn to the source, the question of the Non-Being of the Gods is decided on a non-conceptual level and only the ineffable truth remains, which was tried to be expressed both in the form of God, and in the form of Gods, and in the form of Freedom from Forms. Any desire that is directed outward, favored by preference, chooses one face, and immediately seeks to destroy all others. But the ego is powerless and forced to suffer from opposites in verbal expressions, while the mind is at the mercy of words.
Therefore, do not listen to the answers of Maharishi, but your question. Listen not his words, but his silence. Better yet, see behind all the answers the same Infinite Irresponsibility.