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Author: Marie B Byles
K Ramachandra/Several Contributors
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788188225491
The Silent Power contains selections from The Mountain Path and The Call Divine. Besides the writings on Sri Maharshi and his beloved Arunachala, a few other interesting Articles on various topics have been included. The Maharshi's teachings flow out of his own original teachings, realizations of truth, and to that extent he stands solitary as Product Description Ramana was a silent Teacher, if there was one. It would be more appropriate to call him the Silent One, for teaching denotes duality, the teacher and taught, while Ramana was, as a devotee wrote, the Pure Non-dual Essence.
His most direct and profound teaching was transmitted in silence. However, how many were there that could immediately hear or experience the unspoken, the unwritten word? Devotees and visitors asked questions and out of his boundless compassion Bhagavan answered them in his own inimitable way, as the following excerpts will show. It was in 1911 that the first westerner, Frank Humphreys, then a policeman stationed in India, discovered Sri Ramana and wrote articles about him which were first published in The International Psychic Gazette in 1913. However, Sri Ramana only became relatively well known in and out of India after 1934 when Paul Brunton, having first visited Sri Ramana in January 1931, published the book A Search in Secret India, which became very popular.
Resulting visitors included Paramahansa Yogananda, Somerset Maugham (whose 1944 novel The Razor's Edge models its spiritual guru after Sri Ramana), Mercedes de Acosta, Julian P. Johnson, and Arthur Osborne. Sri Ramana's relative fame spread throughout the 1940s. However, even as his fame spread, Sri Ramana was noted for his belief in the power of silence and his relatively sparse use of speech, as well as his lack of concern for fame or criticism. His lifestyle remained that of a renunciate. This work contains almost everything written by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. His inspired compositions, and a number of translations from ancient Advaitic texts, representing the essence of his teachings. They fall into two categories--those which exemplify the path of surrender through love and devotion to the Divine, and those which are more doctrinal.
The first group includes the Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala of which the first poem, The Marital Garland Of Letters "is among the most profound and moving poems in any language" and expresses the attitude of the soul aspiring for union with God. Sri Bhagavan has affirmed that seekers who study these works are certain to attain the bliss of liberation. The peaks of Arunachal itself. The reward which waits for those who practice the technique advocated by the Maharshi is nothing less than nirvana itself. Those who think that the nirvana of the sage is a kind of never ending boredom should spend a few months in his society. The experience will correct their mistake and make good their ignorance.
The Maharshi's teachings flow out of his own original teachings, realization of Truth, and to that extent he stands solitary as the peak of Arunachala itself. The reward which waits for those who practice the technique advocated by the Maharshi is nothing less than nirvana itself, at the most, and mental tranquility at the least. Those who think that the nirvana of the sage is a kind of never ending boredom should spend a few months in his society. The experience will correct their mistake and make good their ignorance.
== Paul Brunton
Not only the effect of his presence but the shining example of himself, left indelible marks on those who had the good fortune to spend some time with him. There was no use in saying why it could not be done. Here was one who had done it. One might tell oneself that the state could be nothing but one of blankness and convince oneself that it was not to be desired, but here was he, exhaling bliss which overflowed out of its superabundance to even the meanest of us sitting there with him. It was marvelous! Was there ever another like him?
== Maj. A.W. Chadwick
Those who feel disturbed within themselves at the great loss of the body of Bhagavan, should instantly direct their minds to the contemplation of the 'Hill of the Holy Beacon', which — Bhagavan has told us — waits to respond eagerly and tenderly to even our weakest yearnings towards It.
== Kenneth. Grant
Arunachala — Lucia Osborne
Arunachala's True Shape — Aquarius
The Cult of the Hill — Kenneth Grant
Sab Jan, Sri Maharshi's Classmate — "SEIN"
Krishnaprem and Maharshi — Marie B. Byles
A Perfect Image of the Life Divine — K Ramachandra
A Talk with Sri Ramana Maharshi — Pryns Hopkins
i. Arthur Osborne
ii. Dr. Hafiz Syed
iii. Prof B.L. Atreya
vi. OM Sadhu
ix. Maurice Frydman
x. Swami Madhavananda
xi. K R. K Murthy
xii. J. Suryaprakasa Rao.
xiii. K K Nambiar
xiv. P.T. Muthuswami
xv. N.N. Rajan
xvi. Madhavi Ammal
Recollections — K.R.K. Murthy
Our Natural State — A 'Pilgrim'
A Spiritual Torch — Paul Brunton
Bhagavan Treated for Eczema — T.K.S.
Sri Ramana — Major A.W Chadwick
Sri Bhagavan and the Mother's temple—Major A. W Chadwick
The Immutable Atmosphere — N. O. Mehta
Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi as seen by a Bengali Devotee — Jagannath Chattopadhyaya
I. Miracles and Bhagavan — N N Rajan
II. His Divine Excellence — N N Rajan
The Fortunate Boy — "SEIN"
LEST WE FORGET
I. Dr. V Srinivasa Rao
II. G. Lakshmi Narasimham
How I CAME TO BHAGAVAN
I. Roda Maclver
II. M S. Nagarajan
III. A Seeker
Bhagavan's Solicitude for Devotees — Kunju Swami
I. A. Venkateswara Sarma and Smt. Sala
II. M S. Nagarajan
HOW I CAME TO THE MAHARSHI
I. Swami Paresananda
III. Satya Narayan Tandon
Awareness Absolute — Visvanatha Swami
Sri Bhagavan's Bodily Health — K Lakshmana Sarma
Treatment to Sri Bhagavan — An Account — Dr. Shankar Rao
The End was Peaceful — Lt. Col. PV Karamchandani
I. Major Chadwick
II. Mouni Sadhu
Bhagavan is Everywhere — S. G. Devaraj
Bhagavan Sri Ramana is Personally Present Here — Swatantra
How I Came to Bhagavan — Muhammad Abdulla
RAMANA'S UNIVERSAL PHILOSOPHY - Dr. M. Hafiz Syed
I. Ramana Maharshi's Spiritual Philosophy of Life
II. Testimony of Islam to Bhagavan's Life and Teachings
Bhagavan Sri Ramana, The Light Divine — Dr. T.M.P. Mahadevan
Sri Ramana: A Pure Channel for a Higher Power — Paul Brunton
The Eternal Now — Major A. W Chadwick
There is Nothing, Be! — Major A. W Chadwick
Uniqueness of Bhagavan — Dr. T.M.P. Mahadevan
The Miraculous and Supernatural — Marie B. Byles
An Angry Prayer — Jean Butler
An Incarnate Abbot Explains
The Story of Lila