This book consists of Who Am I?, Self-Enquiry, and Spiritual Instruction which are answers given by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to questions put by some of his earliest devotees, namely, Sivaprakasam Pillai, Gambhiram Seshayyar, and Swami Natanananda. These three texts contain profound essential teachings of non-dual Self-Knowledge. These texts, that embody Bhagavan's Grace to us, will inspire all who study them with an unshakeable aspiration to realize the eternal Knowledge.
About the Author:
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Sage of Arunachala, was a famous Indian sage who was renowned for the fullness of his self-realization, and for the feelings of deep peace that visitors experienced in his presence. Many seekers of Truth were attracted by his magnetic presence and were influence by his divine and silent gaze that bestowed the peace and tranquility to the visitors. Sri Ramana Maharshi reached the holy hill of Arunchala after his spontaneous self-realization at the age of 16 and spent all his adult life at this holy place. He answered questions for hours every day, but never considered himself to be anyone's guru. He maintained that his most effective teaching was conveyed through his silence.
He was born on December 30, 1879 in a village called Tirucculi about 30 miles south of Madurai in Tamilnadu. His parents named him Venkataraman. His father died when he was twelve, and he went to live with his uncle in Madurai. At age 16, he experience a strange death like experience and became spontaneously self-realized. Six weeks later he left family and came to the holy hill of Arunachala where he remained for the rest of his life.