Author: Suri NagammaTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): D S SastriPublisher: Sri RamanasramamYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 166ISBN/UPC (if available): 97881488018181
Suri Nagamma is well-known to the devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi through her work " Letters from Sri Ramanasramam" originally published by the Ashram in Telugu and subsequently in English. At the request of some devotees, she has now written about her life at the Ashram.Nagamma's early life was full of trials and tribulations. She lost her father when she was four years of age, her mother when she was ten and her husband when she was twelve. As a result of the series of calamities she got drowned in an ocean of sorrow and confined herself to a small room in her parent's house rarely getting out of it, so much so, she did not know what sunshine was for several years. After some years, she came out of her solitude and began moving about in the midst of the families of her brothers and sister with the intention of serving them by way of Nishkama Karma. Soon she got dissatisfied with it, and began going about on pilgrimage to various places in the country in search of a Sadguru. That is how she ultimately landed at Sri Ramanasramam.She went to the Ashram all alone and without knowing anybody there. By patient and persistent effo5ts she gained the grace of Bhagwan and in due course became one of the important inmates of the Ashram. Bhagwan showed her the correct way of Sadhana, encouraged her in all her efforts and slowly led her into the path of Self-enquiry.Life in an Ashram is never smooth sailing, it is beset with hardships, innumerable obstacles and several pitfalls, and Nagamma has had her due share of them.This book gives such great details of the life of a Sadhak in an Ashram, it can be confidently expected that one who goes through it carefully and does sadhana in the manner indicated therein will be greatly benefited thereby.
1. Early Years2. My Pilgrimage to Ramanasramam3. The First Darshan of Sri Ramana Maharshi4. Saranagathi5. Antha Ramanamayam6. Life at Ramanasramam7. Amritanadi8. Service by Monkeys9. Vishaya Danam10. Service in Bhagavan’s Hall11. My Authorship of Books12. Writing of Letters13. Letters of Velury Sivarama Sastry14. Attempts to publish the Letters15. Interesting Developments16. Obstacles to the writing of Letters17. Arpana : (Offering)18. Anugraham : (Compassion)19. Sreyamsi Bahu Vighnani20. Resumption of writing the Letters21. Reservation22. Puffed Jowar23. Suri Sabha24. Samadhi of Lakshmi the Cow25. Siva Rahasyam26. Amuktam27. Na Karmana28. Tumour29. Things to happen will necessarily happen30. Healing of another Tumour31. Where is the Question of Desires for a Jnani?32. Suryakanthamani33. Tandava Darshanam34. Samarasam35. Where Will Bhagavan Go?36. ‘No Fears. Nothing To Be Afraid Of’:37. Operation and Independence Day38. Sahanam: (Patience)39. ‘There Is No Worry At present’40. In the Small Room41. Bad Omens42. Vijnana Aharam : (Spiritual Food)43. Vikrithi Is Come44. Brahma Nirvana45. Samadhi – Installation of the Linga46. My Subsequent Life47. Pilgrimage to Rameswaram48. The letters and the publication of the Second Part49. Pilgrimage to Kasi50. Eeshana Trayam - The Three Desires51. Gangabhishekam52. Shifting Residence from the Ashram53. Life at Kolanukonda54. The Temple and the Cobra55. Publication of the Letters56. Construction of Raman Sadanam57. Ekaaki Yathachittatma58. The Ashram at Present59. Find out Who you Are60. Appendix