Letters from Sri Ramanasamam

Letters from Sri Ramanasamam

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Author: Suri Nagamma
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 744
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182881365


Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it Himself and Asramites aspiring for spiritual advancement sat at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of that silence.

Occasionally Bhagavan spoke on spiritual matters. On such occasions, a few devotees recorded whatever He said; and amongst them, Nagamma was one.

When Nagamma became an Asramite, she renounced everything and whilst sitting at the feet of the Master she felt an irresistible urge to record the discussions devotees were having with Him and, as she began recording them, found that that work was a sort of Sadhana for herself and so began writing them in the shape of letters in Telugu to her brother in Madras. 273 letters were thus written - each one shown to Bhagavan for any corrections before being posted.

The Asramam published the first 75 letters during the lifetime of Bhagavan and they were read out in His presence (Sri Ramanasrama Lekhalu in Telugu). The remaining 198 letters were published subsequently in four different volumes.

The depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of Bhagavan, is a veritable mine of information, presented in a simple and easily understandable manner and is well worth careful study.


Publisher's Note
Introduction to Letters from Sri Ramanasramam - Volume I

(1) The Son is Beholden to the Father
(2) Aham Sphurana
(3) Quarrel between Uma and Maheswara
(4) Marriages
(5) On to Skandasramam
(6) In Service of the Sage
(7) The Nikshepam (Treasure)
(8) Service of Atma Swarupa is Atma Seva
(9) Samatvam (Equality with All)
(10) Worldly Troubles
(11) What is meant by Samsara?
(12) "Go the Way You Came"
(13) Ahetuka Bhakti (Motiveless Devotion)
(14) Conventional Respect
(15) Echamma's Demise
(16) The First Bhiksha
(17) How Do You Know That You Do Not Know Anything?
(18) Leopards and Snakes
(19) Won't You Please Hear My Speechless Appeal?
(20) A Squirrel
(21) Dharma is Different from Dharma-Sukshma
(22) Moksha
(23) Worship of the Cow
(24) A Pair of Pigeons
(25) Baby Chetahs
(26) Medication without Treatment

(27) Bhakti's Taste
(28) Brahmasthram (Divine Weapon)
(29) That is Play, This is Verse
(30) Anger
(31) Decorations to Amba (Goddess)
(32) Avvaiyar's Song
(33) Astral Paths - Higher Worlds
(34) Books
(35) Disease
(36) Kowpinavantah Khalu Bhagyavantah (Fortunate are those with a Mere Loincloth)
(37) Moksha with the Body
(38) Chiranjeevis (Immortal Beings)
(39) Uma
(40) Asthi, Bhathi and Priyam (Existence, Consciousness and Bliss)
(41) The True Nature of Pradakshina
(42) Abhyam Sarva Bhuthebhyaha (Compassion towards All)
(43) That which is, is Only One
(44) The Black Cow
(45) Paratpara Rupam (Form of the Supreme Being)
(46) The Ethics of Social Existence
(47) Which is the Vehicle?
(48) Japa, tapa and the Like
(49) What is Samadhi
(50) What is Sarvam (Everything)? (How to see everything as One's Self)
(51) Death of Madhavaswami
(52) "Anoraneeyam Mahatomaheeyam" (An Atom Among Atoms and a Giant Among Giants)
(53) Dreams - Delusions
(54) Pure Bhakti (Delusions) is Real Service

(55) Guri (Concentration) Alone is the Guru (The Preceptor)
(56) Siddhas
(57) Karthuragnaya Prapyathe Phalam (Fruits of Actions are ordained by the Creator)
(58) Sarva Samatvam (University Equality)
(59) Yathechha (As One Desires)
(60) Programme
(61) An Unknown Devotee
(62) Ekam Aksharam (The one Letter and the One Imperishable)
(63) Contentment
(64) Atma Pradakshina (Going round the Self)
(65) Narakasura-Dipavali
(66) Life on the Hill - Some Incidents
(67) Arpana (Offering)
(68) Sadhana-Sakshatkaram (Practice-Manifestation)
(69) Brahman is real - The World is an Illusion
(70) Swami is everywhere
(71) Akshara Swarupam (The Imperishable Image)
(72) Upadesa Saram - Unnadi Nalupadhi
(73) The 'I' is the Mind Itself
(74) The Golden Jubilee Festivities
(75) The Golden Jubilee Celebrations
(76) Brahmotsavam
(77) Atmakaravritti (The Soul, its Form and Action)
(78) Andavane
(79) Omkaram-Aksharam
(80) Anecdotes Regarding Life at Virupaksha Cave
(81) Siva Bhakta Sundaramurti
(82) Sundaramurti's Bond of Servitude
(83) Nature
(84) Who is Ramana?
(85) Dravida Sisuhu
(86) Jnana Sambandhamurthy
(87) Divine force
(88) Sleep and the Real State
(89) The Incarnation of Sri Dakshinamurthy
(90) The Jnani's Mind is mind is Brahman Itself
(91) Maya (Illusion)
(92) Aadarana (Regard)
(93) Sadhana in the Presence of the Guru
(94) Hridayam- Sahasraram
(95) Telugu Venba
(96) Ekatma Panchakam
(97) Birth
(98) Self (Atman)
(99) Guru Swarupam (The Guru's Form)
(100) No Waste
(101) Delusion and Peace Of Mind
(102) Mother Alagamma
(103) Human Effort
(104) Headship of Mutt
(105) Regulating Sleep, Diet and Movements
(106) Devotion without Irregularity
(107) Blessings
(108) A Bouquet of Precepts
(109) Absolute Surrender
(110) Visions in Dream
(111) Divine Visions
(112) The White Peacock
(113) Which is the Foot and Which is the Head?
(114) Suicide
(115) The Shakti That is, is one
(116) Prarabdha (Fate)
(117) Seeing a Lion in a Dream
(118) Where is the King and Where is the Kingdom?
(119) Nididhyasana (Intense Concentration)
(120) Ajapa Tatvam (The Meaning of Involuntary Japam)
(121) Why any Secrecy?
(122) Kriti Samarpana - Dedication of a Book
(123) Karathala Bhiksha (Alms in the Palms)
(124) Upanayanam (Ceremony of the Sacred Thread)
(125) Forced Dinners
(126) Questions with Half Knowledge
(127) Puja with Flowers
(128) Abhishekam (Worship with Water)
(129) Tirthas and Prasadas (Holy Water and Food)
(130) Hastha Masthaka Samyogam (Touching of the Head with the hand by Way of Blessing)
(131) "Vicharamanimala"
(132) Residents in Foreign Countries
(133) Akshayalokam (The Eternal World)
(134) Jnanadrishti (Supernatural Vision)
(135) Hearing, Meditation and the Like
(136) The Attitude of Silence
(137) Beyond the Three States
(138) Samadhi
(139) Remain Where You Are
(140) Only One and All-Pervading Self
(141) Manifestation of the Self
(142) Simplicity
(143) Mother's Gift
(144) Peace of Mind Itself is Liberation
(145) Arunachalam
(146) Manikkavachakar
(147) the Omnipresent
(148) Bondages
(149) Brindavanam
(150) Simple Living
(151) On Being the Master
(152) One-Pointedness
(153) Existence after Realization
(154) Vairagya, Bodha, Uparati
(Non-Attachment, Illumination, Desirelessness)
(155) Knowledge of other Languages
(156) Turiyavastha (The Forth State)
(157) Universal Brotherhood
(158) Remembrance - Forgetfulness
(159) The Path of Self-Enquiry
(160) The Holy Beacon
(161) Poor Man's Mite
(162) The Sleeper in the Cart
(163) Six Kinds of Samadhis
(164) Greatness of Non - Attachment
(165) Self-Enquiry: Essential in all Walks of Life
(166) Vritti Janya Jnanam (Awareness of the Self Generated by Action)
(167) The Passing Away of Mahatma Gandhi
(168) Equality
(169) Nihilists and Advaitins
(170) Bhagavan's First Manuscript
(171) Kailasa
(172) Educated People
(173) Salutations
(174) the Sacredness of the Feet of the Guru
(175) What is Deliverance (Mukti)?
(176) Nature's Splendour
(177) The first Bath and the First Shave
(178) Undivided Attention
(179) The Path of Love
(180) Grace of the Guru
(181) Discussion between Ashtavakra and Janaka
(182) Ribhu and Nidagha
(183) The Screen
(184) The Doer and the Doing
(185) Nayana and the Ramana Gita
(186) Concentration and Desirelessness
(187) the Greatness of Man
(188) Vedaranyam
(189) Appar (A Saint)
(190) the Meaning of Dakshinamurthy
(191) Service
(192) Embodiment of Compassion
(193) The Deliverance of Lakshmi the Cow
(194) Burial of Lakshmi the Cow
(195) the History of Lakshmi the Cow
(196) Deliverance to a Thorn Bush
(197) A Poor Old Woman
(198) Faith
(199) Commentary on Sankara's Atmabodha
(200) Appropriate Teaching
(201) Ardhanareeswara
(A Form of Siva-Half Man and Half Woman)
(202) Love of Animals
(203) What is Happiness?
(204) Where is the Swami?
(205) Astrology
(206) Life on the Hill
(207) Playing with Children
(208) Sadhu Sangam
(209) Bhiksha in Agraharam
(210) the Lotus Feet of the Master
(211) Pachiamma-Durga
(212) Visit of the Head of Puri Mutt
(213) The Arrival of the Head of Sivaganga Mutt
(214) Acceptance of Diksha
(215) Nava Mani Mala
(216) Supernatural Sights on Arunachala
(217) The Big Self
(218) Kundalini Sakti - Chinmaya Deha
(219) The Self
(220) Mutual Cursing
(221) Bliss of the Self
(222) Yatana Sariram
(223) In the Service of the Mother
(224) Tiger's Skin
(225) What Does Bhagavan Like Most?
(226) Rented House
(227) All Tamasic Articles are Forbidden
(228) Solitude
(229) Dosais
(230) Golden-Armed
(231) Avatar (Incarnation)
(232) Inauguration of Mother's Temple
(233) Arrangements for Kumbhabhishekam
(234) Worship of the Sandals
(235) The Story of the ten Brahmins
(236) The Banyan Tree
(237) Devotee's Discomfiture
(238) Assura Vasana
(239) Tulya Ninda Stutihi (He Who Takes Praise and Reproach Alike)
(240) Patala Linga (The Underground Linga)
(241) The Medicine Itself has Arrived
(242) Veda Adhyayana (Study of the Veda)
(243) Worldly Duties
(244) Samadarsatvam (Equality)
(245) Kindness to Animals
(246) The Helper of the Helpless
(247) Residing in the Front Hall
(248) The Happiness of an Independent Life
(249) Fan
(250) Desirelessness
(251) The Importance of Yatra and Pradakshina (Pilgrimage and Circumambulation)
(252) Sastras
(253) Advaita Drishti
(254) Jnana Yagnam
(255) Pranayamam (Breath Control)
(256) Sivam-Sundaram (Bliss and Beauty)
(257) The Mudaliar Granny
(258) Pilgrimage to Tiruchuli
(259) Boyhood Days
(260) Help for Good Works
(261) Deceptive Appearances
(262) Is All the Work for Which You Have Come Over?
(263) Floor Decoration with Lime Powder
(264) Follies
(265) Bhajan
(266) Medicated Oils and Butter
(267) Book Binding
(268) Where to Stay? Where to Go?
(269) Boyhood Days at Madurai
(270) Mukti Kanta
(271) Titbits
(272) The Greatness of Chillies



Foreword to Letters from and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam
Preface to Letters from and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam

(1) Come, Let Us Go
(2) The Cook
(3) Titles
(4) How fortunate is this Sabari
(5) No Need for Leave Application for Women
(6) Why Worry?
(7) Fasting
(8) Give them to those who have Already Eaten
(9) Figs
(10) Yadhbaavam Tat Bhavati
(As One Conceives, So Things Happen)
(11) A Garland of Upadesas
(12) Mantropadesa
(13) A Little Child
(14) Kunjuswami's Trip to Tirupati
(15) Arunachala Mahatmyam
(16) Ramana Sahasranamam
(17) Ganesan
(18) Is Your Ebullient Desire Satisfied?
(19) Anger and Resentment
(20) He is A Raja, Is Not He?
(21) Secretary
(22) I See, That is the Real Purpose
(23) Will not this too go to Court?
(24) Tell Them and see if They Care for Your Words
(25) Guru Prasadam
(26) Sannyasa for Women
(27) Goddess Kali
(28) Endurance