In this sequence of sonnets are laid out the basic tenets of Sri Ramana’s teachings. This was previously published in The Mountain Path. RAMANA CORONA All beings yearn to be happy, always; Happiness without a tinge of sorrow, To enjoy a life of carefree days, Taking no burden of thought for tomorrow. When restless mind’s [...]
Archive for July, 2008
This week we were invited to another Indian Village function–an annual ceremony where they ask the gods to bring rain. This is always held on the same day of the year. So on June 23, 2008 we went into Samuthiram Village to see the ceremony. The rain is particularly needed this year. There are two [...]
IN THE INMOST CORE, THE HEART SHINES AS BRAHMAN ALONE, AS I-I, THE SELF AWARE.
Yesterday, on Guru Purnima day, our rickshaw driver, Rajan, had invited us ‘to the temple.’ We, thinking nothing of it, and thinking we were going to some temple in Tiruvannamalai, said OK. Rajan said the he had to go early with his wife and children, and so would send someone to pick us up. We [...]
The Guru Vachaka Kovai, the Garland of Guru’s sayings, is a comprehensive collection of the Maharshi’s Sayings , composed and strung together by the great Tamil Poet Muruganar.This translation is by Professor K. Swaminathan. In Part 1 , after the invocation there is a long section called ‘The Quest’, and part 2 is entitled the [...]