This extended interview chronicles the life and teachings of Ramana Maharshi. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the basics of who he was and what he taught.
For those who know little or nothing about Ramana Maharshi, here is a brief summary of his life, his teachings and his teaching methods.
This is a series of talks I gave in 2014 in which I visited all the places in Tiruvannamalai where Ramana Maharshi had lived and taught.
In this article I have collected and analysed all the various original sources that relate to Bhagavan’s 1896 Self-realisation experience in an attempt to provide a more authoritative account than the ones that have appeared in most of Sri Ramana’s biographies.
In the late 1930s Bhagavan made a legal deposition on behalf of the Arunachaleswara Temple which was fighting to retain control over a portion of Arunachala. In his submission Bhagavan spoke about his own relationship with the hill and provided evidence of the historical sanctity of the mountain.
When Ramana Maharshi lived at Virupaksha Cave in the early years of the last century, there were several sadhus who tried to drive him away because they were jealous of the numbers of devotees he was beginning to attract. This is an account of those early turbulent years.
Here are four accounts by devotees (Robert Adams, Rangan, Kunju Swami and Sadhu Natanananda) that stress the importance of focusing on what is truly important when one comes to Bhagavan.
In some of the stories that B. V. Narasimhaswami collected around 1930 Bhagavan spoke in a very forthright way about the poor state of his health in his early years at Tiruvannamalai. Many of these stories were omitted from ‘Self Realization’, Narasimhaswami’s biography.