“He is present within, pouring out his grace. In dire need he comes to the rescue whether sought or unsought. He is the most intimate being, our very Self.”
– V. 58, Sri Ramana Ashtottara
Sri Ramana Maharshi, the sage of Arunachala – the holy mountain of Lord Shiva, was one of the world’s most influential spiritual teachers of our time. He taught the infallible way to Self-realisation through his unique method of ‘Self-Enquiry’ and the total devotional surrender of the egotistic mind to the inner Satguru dwelling in each one’s spiritual heart.
He always spoke from the high authority of direct Self-knowledge. He could, and still does, invoke the real Self of pure Existence-Consciousness-Awareness-Love through the Silence of his Presence in his devotees. During his lifetime he led many to Self-realisation. His ashram at Tiruvannamalai is an active spiritual centre imparting the grace and knowledge of his Teaching. This brief biography acquaints you with significant details of his divine life and the essence of his Teaching.
The author Alan Jacobs is well-known for his several books and anthologies including: Poetic Transcreations of the Bhagavad Gita and The Principal Upanishads. He also contributes to Ramanasramam’s spiritual journal, the Mountain Path. He is President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation, UK