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Atma Bodham and Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi
« on: June 19, 2008, 12:34:52 PM »
Dear friends,  I thought I could write today, about Atma Bodham
of Sankaracharya.  It is a short treatise on Adviata Vedanta and
it consists of 68 verses.  Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi has made
this into Tamil verses of ' Nerisai-venba' metre.  The background
story is that once a Muslim devotee asked for a Tamil version of
Sankara's work and Bhagavan obliged him with this verse-
translation very fast, by even working out in a night with torch!
This work is widely known and there are several English commentaries
from Ramakrishna Math and others.  The Tamil verses have been
translated in prose by Arthur Osborne.  Arunachala Siva.