Questioned after his journey in India why he didn't visit Ramana Maharshi at the ashram that bears his name, in Tiruvanamalai, Carl Jung
answered that he wanted to maintain his objectivity towards the Indian spirituality. A close meeting with Ramana, with his specific environment, would have influence him in this respect.
Paul Brunton, the author of a book that contains several chapters dedicated to Ramana Maharshi, declared at last that Ramana has been innately inclined to a
life of retreat, isolation and indifference concerning his world, and his ashram was not what it would have to be.
This site tries to elucidate the following questions: is Ramana Maharshi
an authentic spiritual master or just an empty image created by the Indian superstition? What is the nature of his spiritual experience? And last but not least,
does Bhagavan transmit us a way leading to the discovery of our inner essence (the Self)?
Ramana Maharshi started his spiritual journey after a dramatic emotional experience which he described many times lately. He was just a young boy, named
Venkataraman and son of a lawyer from Tiruculi. He was seized by a sudden fear of imminent bodily death that he overcame to discover thus his inner Self. This experience will
follow him all his life long!
Subsequently he felt attracted without any apparent reason by Arunachala and followed this impulse by quitting everything worldly in his life.
Later on he was named Maharshi.