This presentation on self-enquiry features transcripts of talks I have given on this topic, along with teaching dialogues from Ramana Maharshi and Papaji in which they both explain the method and practice of enquiry.
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Chapter Twenty-Three of Ribhu Gita The Exposition of the Truth of Advaita 1 To strengthen the knowledge of the undivided Supreme Brahman, I shall tell you further, noble soul! The conclusion that it is only Brahman, The mass of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, That is ever changeless, And all this duality never exists. The non-dual conclusion Is […]
Chapter two of the Arunachala Puranam is here:
Verses 967-76 of Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, a poem entitled ‘Irai Pani Nitral,’ which Prof. Swaminathan translates as ‘Steadfastness in Service’. Whichever way I went I heard your praise, O happy one, And to your feet surrendered my body, wealth and life. I cried: ‘Ocean of virtue, mountain-high, Show me the way to happiness!’ Ramana […]
These verses are taken from the final chapter (‘The Gaining of the Divine Feet’) of the Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam. 510 Like a single great lion vanquishing a herd of massive elephants, Vadavur [Manickavasagar] defeated those religions which attempt to sway those who listen by presenting falsehood is if it were truth. We shall now tell […]
Roda McIver, a Parsi from Bombay I first heard about Bhagavan in 1940 from Mrs Taleyarkhan, a well-known devotee. She gave me some books and photos and told me that the Maharshi was a very great man. I could not understand the books but I was strongly moved by the photos. I felt an urge […]
After his retirement in 1966, Papaji travelled extensively all over India, rarely staying in one place for more than a few weeks. However, once he had arranged and attended the marriages of his children in January, 1967, he felt an urge to spend more and more time in Rishikesh and Hardwar, the pilgrimage towns in […]