Author: T K Sundaresa Iyer
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Ducan Greenlees, M.A. (Oxon)
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188018953
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s life itself is Upadesa. His every action, His every movement was the eternal Upadesa – the Golden Silence. Though his written teachings are themselves standing monuments of Truth, yet, for those who could not have direct access to His teachings through the privilege of living with the Master – what is the next best recourse?
The seeker if sincere and earnest to tread the direct path of Vichara as taught by Sri Ramana, will find it easier to attach himself to the older devotees who have lived with the Master and directly imbibed His words of nectar. Thus the writings and reminiscences of older devotees of Sri Bhagavan assume great importance.
Precious indeed are the records left by those to whom the Master showed His grace. Fortunately for us, such sincere devotees have come forward to share their experiences with their Master, by putting them down in words.
T.K. Sundaresa Iyer’s life itself is a dedication to the spiritual quest and as such, is worth emulating by earnest seekers. He paid his first visit to Sri Bhagavan in 1908. Although materially poor, Sundaresa Iyer had ample spiritual wealth, which he shared with fellow-devotees, devoting much of his time in service to the Ashram.
He has helped many seekers in clarifying the path of Ramana. By odd circumstances the manuscript of this book, which was so well edited by no less a scholar-devotee than Duncan Greenless, as far back as December 1962, was lost in the Ashram archives. Now it is available to every one of us..
1. Introduction – ‘A lifetime with Bhagavan’
2. The Maharshi’s Greatness
3. A Voice from the Hill of the Holy Beacon
4. Sri Ramana Gives Rama Darshan
5. Initiation for Sri Bhagavan?
6. Deepavali Darshan
7. Introduction to the Collected Works
8. Bhagavan tells of Kannappar the Saint
9. The Teaching in Silence
10. Can a cracked egg be hatched?
11. Does it not pain the tree?
12. He was my remembrancer
13. Walk with Bhagavan to the lake
14. The Pontiff and Sri Bhagavan
15. Thought Travels too
16. That Hoomkar
17. Proxy Cure at a Distance
18. The Ekarat and the Princely Beggar
19. I am not talking to you!
20. In Brute and Man alike
21. “Who am I, Nayana?”
22. Bhagavan as a Classical Sanskrit Poet
23. How the Mantra came
THE GURU”S TEACHING
25. The Essence of the Teaching
26. What does the Guru say?
27. The Knower and the Magician
28. How the “Five Hymns to Arunachala” came
29. Where is the Divine World?
30. Who am I?
31. Where can the Self be found?
32. Silence, self-imposed or Imposed by the Self?
33. The Divine Ruler
34. The Ribbu Gita
35. Questions and Answers
36. Tiruvannamalai – Arunachalam
37. My Little Ones
38. Six Verses in Praise of Sri Bhagavan