Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Mar 7, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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Ramana Maharshi was one of the most significant spiritual teachers to emerge from India during the first half of the century, and remains widely admired. This recent collection of conversations between him and the many seekers who came to his ashram for guidance contains the essence of his teaching. His concern throughout his long life of imparting his experience to others was to convince his listeners that self-realisation - or enlightenment - is not an alien or mysterious state, but the natural condition of man. This state can be easily discovered by undertaking the self-investigation clearly described in these talks. The lucid instructions to each section provide further illumination of this greater seer's message.
  

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Review: Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

User Review  - Stephen Sundaresan - Goodreads

This is considered the go-to book for an introduction to Maharshi's teachings. I enjoyed it, it's a collaboration of his talks in Q/A format mostly. The editor does try to help explain to the reader what's going on. Read full review

Review: Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

User Review  - Cyberpayanee - Goodreads

A spritual classic. David has done exemplary service in re writing the original "Talks with Ramana Maharishi". It is a work of love and devotion. he has digested and edited the original material which ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
PART ONE THE SELF 1 The nature of the Self
Selfawarenessand Selfignorance
Thejnani PART TWO ENQUIRY AND SURRENDER 4 Selfenquiry theory
Selfenquiry practice
Selfenquiry misconceptions
Surrender
PART THREE THE GURU 8 The Guru
Mantras and japa
PART FIVE EXPERIENCE
Problems and experiences
PART SIX THEORY
Reincarnation
Notes and references
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

Silence andsatsanga PART FOUR MEDITATION ANDYOGA 10 Meditation and concentration

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