Publications to download

On the Internet there are at least 300,000 pages referring to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Many of these pages have 'quotes' from the books published by Sri Ramanasramam; unfortunately many of them are quoted out of context with the original meaning.

For this and many other reasons it has been felt for some time that the complete teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi should be available on the internet free of cost.

To this end all of the English publications of Sri Ramanasramam are being added in PDF format for free download - later to be followed by other languages where possible. They can be found on the downloads page of sriramanamaharshi.org in PDF format.

Advaita Bodha Deepika

An English translation by Munagala Venkataramiah (the recorder of Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) of this Sanskrit composition originally written by Sri Karapatra Swami. Bhagavan often recommended and even handed this book to devotees who wanted a clearer understanding of Advaita and the path to Self-realisation.

Arunachala Siva

Translation and commentary by Dr T. M. P. Mahadevan - An extensive commentary on the Bridal Garland of Letters and Five Gems on Arunachala.

A Sadhu's Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi

By Sadhu Arunachala (Major A. W. Chadwick). Candid reminiscences of an unassuming English devotee who came to Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1935 and remained in Tiruvannamalai almost permanently until his passing in 1962.

At the Feet of Bhagavan

By T. K. Sundaresa Aiyer. Leaves from the diary of a devotee who lived most of his life with Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Be Still, It is the Wind That Sings

By Arthur Osborne - A series of articles mainly from The Mountain Path, dealing with a wide range of subjects, including Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, etc.

Bhagavan Ramana

By Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan. A well composed sketch of Sri Ramana Maharshi's life, reprinted from the introduction to Ramana Maharshi and His Philosophy of Existence. This small book is an excellent short introduction to the life of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Crumbs from His Table

By Ramanananda Swarnagiri (K. S. Narayanaswami Aiyer). Reminiscences of a devotee who visited Sri Ramana Maharshi several times during the years 1934 to 1936, and who noted down instructive conversations and illustrative stories.

52 pages

Day by Day with Bhagavan

This diary by Devaraja Mudaliar records conversations and events that took place in the Maharshi's Hall during the years 1945 to 1947. The author felt quite free with the Maharshi and discussed all matters with him. Interesting insights into the Sage's early life, his relationship to devotees, along with many unique dialogues are all recorded in a manner easy to read.

The Essence of Ribhu Gita

Translated by Professor N. R. Krishnamoorthi Aiyer. The esteemed translator, a retired physics professor, who is now in his mid-nineties, was encouraged by the Maharshi to study this text. The one hundred and twenty-one verses selected for this book are mostly those that the Maharshi made familiar to the devotees. They have been rendered into English with a trained accuracy and deep spiritual insight.

Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala

This is an English translation of the earliest of the Maharshi's poems. These poems, all written around 1914, were later collected and titled Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam. They consist of devotional hymns sung in praise of Arunachala, with directions for attaining the Supreme State.

Gems from Bhagavan

An extremely useful collection of the Maharshi's teachings, compiled and edited by Devaraja Mudaliar, and broken into thirteen subject-chapters with such titles as "Heart," "Grace and Guru," "Fate and Free Will" and "Mind"; all of them incorporating the salient teachings of the Sage.

Glimpses of the Life & Teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi

By Frank Humphreys. This is an interesting, instructive and entertaining account of several meetings with Sri Ramana Maharshi by his first European devotee in the year 1911.

Guru Ramana

By S. S. Cohen. The author was an Iraqi Jew who first came to India as a boy, lifted himself professionally and financially from the streets of Bombay, and later, after several spiritual disappointments, landed in Sri Ramanasramam in 1936. There his search ended. He then applied himself to the earnest practice of the Maharshi's teachings and, after many years, quietly slipped into eternity in 1980. His writings are always crisp and fresh. This book contains his reminiscences about Sri Ramana Maharshi and a record of many conversations he had with Him. It concludes with a diary narrating the events of the last two years of Sri Bhagavan's bodily life. This exceptional book has the power to move the heart and to carry the reader into the presence of Bhagavan.

Hunting the 'I'

By Lucy Cornelssen - A well-written account of Sri Ramana's technique of Self-enquiry.

Maha Yoga

By 'Who' (K. Lakshmana Sarma). This profound exposition of Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings is the result of an intimate association with the Sage for more than twenty years. The author spent two or three years translating to Sanskrit some of the Maharshi's Tamil works, and during this period he received long and pertinent instructions on all aspects of the Maharshi's practical philosophy. This book is the most thorough and intriguing study of his teachings, providing a firm theoretical foundation on which to understand their practical application.

Maharshi's Gospel: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

A collection of Sri Ramana Maharshi's answers to questions that cover a vast range of spiritual topics, arranged and edited by subject into thirteen chapters. This forms a brief but comprehensive record of his oral teachings.

My Life and Quest

By Arthur Osborne - A recently discovered autobiography of one of Bhagavan's most well-known foreign devotee.

217 Pages

Ramana's Arunachala - Ocean of Grace Divine

With beautiful illustrations this book presents many aspects of Arunachala, its legends, festivals, the Temple, Saints who lived here, etc. Enlarged edition includes Inscriptions, Literary Works, etc.

Ramana Leela

By Krishna Bhikshu; Translated by Pingali Surya Sundaram - A complete biography of Bhagavan originally published in Telugu, which Bhagavan himself corrected.

Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge

By Arthur Osborne. A well written and very popular biography which has done much to disseminate a knowledge of Sri Ramana Maharshi, both in India and abroad. Interesting chapters on "Upadesa" (teachings), "The Devotees," "The Mother," and "Continued Presence" contribute to this comprehensive profile of the Sage's unique life.

Ramana Smrti (Birth Centenary Offering - 1980)

A series of interesting essays and and moving reminiscences by close devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Reflections on Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi

By S. S Cohen. Contains detailed notes on special passages from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, arranged by subject into fourteen chapters, and presented with the insight of one who sat at the feet of the Master and applied his teachings whole-heartedly.

189 pages

Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam

An English translation of five Tamil songs composed by Satyamangala Venkatarama Iyer in praise of Sri Ramana Maharshi. This enigmatic devotee visited the Maharshi only once in 1910 and was so transformed that he daily, for five days straight, ecstatically sang each one of these songs before the Sage. They have become the most popular songs in praise of Ramana in Tamil literature.

Self Enquiry

An English translation by Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan of the question and answer version of Vichara Sangraham, which is a compilation of answers given by Sri Ramana Maharshi to forty questions asked by Gambhiram Seshayyar between 1900 and 1902. The young Sage, then about twenty, was not speaking at the time, so he wrote his replies on paper. Most of the questions relate to the paths of Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga.

Sri Maharshi's Way: A Translation and Commentary on Upadesa Saram

By D. M. Sastri - Contains Sanskrit text, transliteration and translation into English as well as extensive footnotes.

Spiritual Instruction

An English translation by Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan of Upadesa Manjari, a Tamil work containing seventy questions and answers recorded by Sri Natananandar.

Spiritual Stories from Sri Ramana Maharshi

Edited by Joan Greenblatt. A collection of instructive stories narrated by Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Surpassing Love and Grace

A series of articles from The Mountain Path and Call Divine.

300 Pages

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi - in three parts

Perhaps the most valuable of all of the books. The most voluminous collection of dialogues with Sri Ramana Maharshi, covering almost every spiritual topic imaginable and recorded in English by Munagala Venkataramiah during the years 1935 to 1939. All the notes made to produce this book were shown to the Sage for approval, and every effort was made to record correctly both the question and answer as they occurred. Open up this book anywhere, begin reading and you will find yourself transported to the Old Hall, sitting before the Maharshi and drinking in his life-giving words. We highly recommend this book to all serious seekers.

The 108 Names of Bhagavan (Ramana Ashtothra)

By Viswanatha Swami - Chanted daily at all pujas performed at Bhagavan's Samadhi. Includes English translation and transliteration, commentary and Sanskrit text.

41 Pages

The Cardinal Teaching of the Maharshi

An English translation by S. Shankaranarayanan of Kapali Sastri's Sanskrit commentary on the Maharshi's Arunachala Pancharatna (Five verses to Arunachala).

22 pages

The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi

Edited by Arthur Osborne. A collection of English translations of all Sri Ramana Maharshi's Tamil works, including both his original compositions and others which he translated from different languages. Nearly everything the Maharshi wrote was in response to some request and to meet the needs of some devotee. The editor adds a short note before each entry explaining its genesis.

The Glory of Arunachala

Translated by M .C. Subramanian - A translation of Arunachala Mahatmyam describing Arunachala and its glory. Also includes Arunachala Puranam

247 Pages

The Golden Jubliee Souvenir (1896-1946)

A series of articles by distinguished persons including S. Radhakrishnan,C.G. Jung, Dilip Kumar Roy, Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, etc. Published on the occasion of the 50th year of Bhagavan's Advent at Arunachala.

The Maharshi and His Message

By Paul Brunton. A reprint of three chapters from A Search in Secret India, the book which first made Sri Ramana Maharshi widely known outside of India. In this the author describes how he arrived as a disbeliever after so many disappointments with false gurus and left with the Supreme Experience.

Tripura Rahasya (The Mystery beyond the Trinity)

An English translation by Munagala Venkataramiah of this ancient Sanskrit work on Advaita philosophy that was very popular with the Maharshi.

258 pages

The Silent Power

A series of articles from Mountain Path and Call Divine on Sri Ramana and his teachings.

229 Pages

The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words

Edited by Arthur Osborne. This is a comprehensive selection of dialogues with Sri Ramana Maharshi, with brief, insightful explanatory notes that clarify and simplify the practical application of his teachings.

256 pages

Who Am I?

About 1902 Sivaprakasam Pillai put several questions to the Maharshi and, since the Sage was not then speaking, they were answered in writing. These answers constitute the first set of instructions written by the Maharshi and remain the quintessence of all the teachings he gave thereafter.

Words of Grace

Nan Yar? (Who am I?) and Vichara Sangraham (Self-Enquiry) constitute the first set of instructions in the Maharshi's own words, written by him between 1900 and 1902. These two are the only prose compositions among Bhagavan's works. They clearly set forth the central teaching of Self-Enquiry as the direct path to liberation. Upadesa Manjari (Spiritual Instruction) is the reply to seventy questions put to the Maharshi by Natananandar. Words of Grace is a valuable English translation of these three works.

Yoga Vasishta Sara

An English translation of two hundred and thirty verses from the Yoga Vasishta, broken up into ten chapters.

 

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