Author: Sri Muruganar
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Prof. K Swaminathan
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The foremost duty to the Guru of a fully dedicated aspirant is to live the Master's teachings in such a way that his own flowering benefits not only himself but radiates its fragrance for all to imbibe. As mystic, poet and devotee par excellence, Muruganar fulfilled this duty to perfection. His life was an example in perfect devotion, and his poetical outpourings composed in the most exquisite classical Tamil, display the merging of bhakti into jnana, leaving a legacy for all time.
Muruganar's two main works, Guru Vachaka Koval (The
Garland of Guru's Sayings) and Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai (Homage to the Presence) stand alone as pillars to jnana and bhakti, jnana mata. The Garland of Guru's sayings is a treatise, a Sastra of 1254 verses expounding the highest jnana as taught by Sri Bhagwan. In Homage to the presence, his stotra, or hymn of adoration, Muruganar expresses his well of devotion to the Guru in 1851 verses of soul stirring poetry.
Of the original Tamil work of 1851 verses, this is a selection of 473 verses from this exquisite devotional text. The final section of the book presents selections of several other devotional works of Sri Muruganar.
Selections from ri Ramana Sannidhi Murai
Selections of Verses from Various Compositions by Muruganar