Ramana Maharshi - Life and Teachings

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Carl Jung has written some reflections on his visit to India and his refusal to visit Ramana Maharshi. Ramana, in his view, was an exceptional but not unique character - in fact, a product of Indian spirituality that one may feel and see it all the way there.

Ramana Maharshi picturePaul Brunton from whom many of us learned about Ramana by reading his Secret India book, broke away after a vivid promotion of the master, stating to the stupefaction of all his readers that he did not learn anything from him, that Ramana was natively endowed to hermit life, loneliness, isolation, and indifference to what is happening around, suggesting that his ashram was not what it should have been, that things do not go well there.

Starting from pros and cons, this site attempts to clarify the following: is Ramana Maharshi an authentic spiritual guru or a typical image created by Indian superstition? What is the nature of his spiritual experience? Does he, today, transmit a way to finding out our deep essence?

In addition, we provide biographical data and other important information, a discussion forum for all Maharshi lovers, present and future.

Ramana Maharshi embarked on his spiritual journey following an inner experience he described later on. He was a teenage when he spontaneously had the shocking experience of the fear of death he had objectively analyzed to discover the immortal Self.

Then, suddenly, he felt attracted to Arunachala, and he quickly traveled to this attraction, giving up everything that was worldly in his life to retreat to loneliness and meditation. The rest came by itself...

Click here to check several books about Maharshi's teachings at Vedanta Press.

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