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Ramana Bibliography

Created: Sunday, 04 May 2014 Published: Sunday, 04 May 2014
Bibliography of Ramana edit
Sri Ramana Maharshi was born in 1879. To the 17 years reaches illumination through a notable experiences as if he had witnessed the death of the physical body, while he stayed in full conscience. After this transformation, he left home and he felt strongly attracted by the sacred mountain of Arunachala. For there he went and never left it. In the ashram that was formed around himself, he taught Advaita Vedanta's (non-duality) by the purest and simple discipline of Self-inquiry.
Written by Artur Osborne, devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi

The knowledge of Sri Ramana Maharshi is put here with the intention of helping those souls that feel the difficulty in meditation through own experience, and too, those souls who look effective forms to eliminate the thought, and all the disturbances of the ego mind.

Note: The method of Sri Ramana Maharshi is the method of Self-Inquiry and it can help Kriyayoguis on Laya Yoga, that means - the disappearance of the mind.

For us to understand Sri Ramana Maharshi and their teachings we advised to read the following books. They were not written by him but by devotees and people that stayed very closed to Sri Ramana (among these, the more acquaintance was Paul Brunton). 



Who Am I?  (NÃN YÃR?)

As all living beings desire to be happy always, without misery, as in the case of everyone there is observed supreme love for one’s self, and as happiness alone is the cause for love, in order to gain that happiness which is one’s nature and which is experienced in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one’s self. For that, the path of knowledge, the inquiry of the form “Who am I?”, is the principal means.

Extracted of pag.19 of the book, Ramana Maharshi - Spiritual Teachings




  • "Years in the Presence of Ramana my Master", published in 2006 by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, edited by A.R. Natarajan.
  • "Conscious Immortality, Conversation with Ramana Maharshi", (1984). From Paul Brunton.

  • "The Maharshi and is Message", (1990). By Paul Brunton.

  • "Ramana Maharshi and Part of Self knowledge", From Arthur Osborne.

  • "Spiritual Stories as Told By Ramana Maharshi", (1986). Edited By RamanaAshram

  • "Day by Day with Bhagavan", From the Diary of Devaraja Mudaliar. (1989). Published by T.N Venkataraman, President, Board of Trustees. Sri Ramana Ashram. Tiruvanamalai, S.India.

  • "Sri Ramana Gita. Dialogues of B. Sri Ramana Maharshi", (1977). 6ª Ed., autor: Ganapathy Muni. Edited by RamanaAshram.

  • "Upadesa Saram", Translate from the Original of Sri Ramana Maharshi. (1983). Edited by Ramana Ashram.

  • "And The Feet at Bagavan", (1988). By T.K. Sundaresa, Iyer. Edited by RamanaAshram.

  • "Crumbs from His Table", By Ramanananda Swarnagiri.

  • "The Maharshi", by T. T. V. Kapali, Sastry Ashram.

  • "The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words", by Arthur Osborne. 5ª ed. (1988). Edited by RamanaAshram.

  • "The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi", Publisher: Shambhala, 2004.

  For the beginners of the Ramana Maharshi teachings we advice all to start reading from this first 4 books, and in the following order:

  1. Years in the Presence of Ramana my Master,  published in 2006 by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, edited by A.R. Natarajan.

  2. Ramana Maharshi and Path of Self knowledge, From Arthur Osborne.

  3. The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Publisher: Shambhala, 2004.

  4. In Days of Great Peace: The Highest Yoga, Publisher: George Allen and Unwin, 1957.

  5. (...)



"Sri Ramana is a true son of Indian soil. He is authentic and, besides, a true phenomenon. In India, is considered the most immaculate point in the heavens whiteness".

Extracted of the book, Spiritual Teachings. Carl G. Jung



    Mouni Sadhu - Devotee of Sri Ramana. Books written by him are:


  • "In Days of Great Peace: The Highest Yoga", Publisher: George Allen and Unwin, 1957.

  • "Meditation", Publisher: Wilshire Book Company, 1974.

  • "Concentration", Publisher: Wilshire Publishing, 1977.


    Paul Brunton. Books in Portuguese written by him:

  • "Search in Secret India", Publisher: Weiser Books; Revised edition, 1985.

  • "Discover Yourself", Publisher: Weiser Books; Revised Ed edition, 1971.

  • "The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga", Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1942.

  • "The Secret Path, a modern technique for self discovery", Publisher: Weiser Books, 1985.

  • "A Search in Secret Egypt", Publisher: Weiser, 1977.

  • "A Hermit in the Himalayas", Publisher: Rider & Co, 2003.

  • "A Message from Arunachala", Publisher: S. Weiser, 1971.

  • "The Inner Reality", Publisher: London, Rider, 1952.


If you want to "visit" the mountain of Arunachala, Ashram of Ramana Maharshi, the temple of Arunachala or the temple of Tiruvannamalai among other places in Tiruvanamalai, in India, you can make it through Google Earth.

If you don´t have this program on your computer you can install it clicking in the following site: 

Google Earth lets you fly on your computer anywhere on Earth, to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.
How to arrive to the referred places?
In Google Earth goes to search and write INDIA. Following it goes with the mouse and drag the image to the south of Indian and later you will find Tiruvanamalai, making zoom (increasing the image) between the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai and Tamil Nadu. When you find Tiruvanamalai make zoom until finding the referred places.  

    Websites of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
From Devotees


Tamil Encyclopedia, with many informations, of the Illuminated in our Heart, Ramana Maharshi.





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