If you are a serious spiritual seeker, then this will be a very significant, eye-opening book for you.
Ramana’s [Venkataraman Iyer’s] manner of teaching can be classified as “non-duality”.
Basically, his words cut right to the core of Truth -- they cut right through the conceptual edifice we carry -- continually leaving you
with a taste, a suggestion, of your true form - the Self-knowledge that we are all seeking.
Having practiced Theravada Buddhism for a few years beforehand, hearing Ramana’s words was captivating, revolutionizing, & refreshing like a cool wind... the spiritual path was born again.
I really liked the format. It’s arranged into chapters according to the theme of the discussions [~10 pages each], and the content consists of a Q&A format; dialogues between Ramana, and visitors who come with questions.
David Godman, the well-qualified editor of this book [and, with an ironically relevant last-name], did a great job providing an
enlightening introduction, arranging the content in an intelligently effective way, and
providing the necessary supplementary information to frame each section.
If you are serious about seeking the Truth & have a sharp intellect, prepare to be blown away by Ramana's teachings.
And indeed... your ego-self will literally be Blown Away, bit by bit.
*Recommended Future Reading: “I Am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj [et al.]
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1 edition (24 August 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780140190625
- ASIN: 0140190627
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)