Author: I M NomeTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): I M NomePublisher: Ramana Maharshi Centre for LearningYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188261262
'Essence of Enquiry', Vichara Sangraham, was Ramana's first original work. It is in the form of a dialogue between Sadguru Ramana and an ardent seeker of truth, Gambiram Seshier, between 1900 and 1902. The questions and answers were contemporaneously recorded in a notebook, which has, providentially, been preserved for posterity. The work, is therefore, an authentic record of Ramana's teachings. While clarifying the doubts of Seshier, Ramana would always bring him back to the importance of enquiry, about the subject I, about "non-objective", holistic, Spiritual practice. In no other work do we find such a clear and lucid exposition of the "Nature of the Mind". To write a Commentary on the Sacred words of Ramana, one has to be constantly perceptive of his ever-flowing grace. It is evident that I.M. Nome has this Perception and the humility needed, for this first commentary on this sacred book.