Vedanta is a deep and serious subject and to explain it in simple terms is rather a difficult task. However, Bhagavan Ramana Maharsi has succeeded in presenting his serious subject in an extremely simple, attractive and beautiful way in the Upadesa Sara. I had occasions to speak on this text in Jnana Yajna-s (Discourses on Vedanta), organized by the Chinmaya Mission at some places in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In this Yajna-s, it was attempted to present Vedanta in a simple way without getting into intellectual disputations.
This text gained popularity at each place, and people persuaded me to write a commentary on it. Due to lack of previous writing experience I was unable to complete the text quickly. The credit in getting me to write goes to Lucknow Mission members and in getting me to write goes to Lucknow Mission members and in getting it published, to the Kanpur Mission. This commentary is specially meant for those who have heard discourses on the text. I sincerely hope others too shall be benefited by it. This book is dedicated to Pujya Gurudev.