Author: Swami Tapasyananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171200044
What the Bhagavata is to Krishna, that the Adhyatma Ramayana is to Rama in revealing his spiritual excellence, and is a text used for daily devout study.
Valmiki's Ramayana, containing 24,000 verses is a world famous epic and is justly called the very first of Sanskrit poems. The Adhyatma Ramayana, the spiritual version of the same Rama Saga is equally important in several other respects. Here you get in the much shorter compass of 3643 verses, the whole of Rama's story placed in a spiritual setting.
Thrilling and evocative hymns, discourses on high spiritual themes, philosophical dissertations and directions for spiritual practice appear in every part of it. Besides the instructions they convey, these sections contribute immensely towards the devotional edification of those who adore Rama as their favorite Deity.
Here Rama is not only a great personage, an exemplar of the highest ideals of Dharma, but the very God, the Divine Incarnate, revealing and fully remembering his spiritual glory and bestowing salvation on all who come into intimate contact with him.