Ancient Texts Often Referred To By Bhagavan


All is One (Ellam Ondre)

By Vaiyai R. Subramaniam - A short work giving guidance on unity, God, peace, ego, action.

44 Pages

Ashtavakra Gita (Archival Special Edition)

Translated by Swami Nityaswarupananda - Teachings imparted by the Sage Ashtavakra to King Janaka. The facsimile edition is a copy of the book presented to Bhagavan by the then Maharaja of Mysore in 1932. It contains Bhagavan's handwriting of the Sanskrit text, Kannada text and English translation.

298 Pages

Advaita Bodha Deepika (The Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge)

An English translation by Munagala Venkataramiah (the recorder of Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) of this Sanskrit composition originally written by Sri Karapatra Swami.

200 pages

 
Jewel Garland of Enquiry

This is an English translation of Vichara Mani Malai, which is a compilation by Sri Bhagavan of salient points from the Tamil version of Vichara Sagara. Vichara Sagara is a voluminous work originally written in Hindi by Mahatma Nischaldas.

16 pages

 
Kaivalya Navaneeta (The Cream of Emancipation)

An English translation by Munagala Venkataramiah of this classical Tamil work on Advaitic philosophy. Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi regularly referred to this book and often requested devotees to study it.

74 pages

 
Periapuranam - The Lives of the Sixty-three Saivite Saints

Translated by R. Rangachari. This ancient Tamil scripture poetically describes the lives of the famous 63 Saivite saints. While yet a boy, the Periapuranam deeply influenced the Maharshi. A new and valuable translation.

308 pages

Sivabhaktavilasam (As narrated by Sage Upamanyu)

Translated by Lingeswara Rao - A Sanskrit text in Skanda Upapuranam, relating the stories of Lord Siva's devotees known as Nayanmars.

459 Pages

The Song of Ribhu

Translated by H. Ramamurthy & Nome - A masterful text on Advaita which was periodically read in the presence of Bhagavan and his devotees. Bhagavan also recommended the study of this work to many of his devotees. It forms Part 6 of the Siva Rahasya, an exposition of Sage Ribhu to his disciple Nidhaga.

768 Pages

The Essence of Ribhu Gita

Translated by Professor N. R. Krishnamoorthi Aiyer. The esteemed translator, a retired physics professor, who is now in his mid-nineties, was encouraged by the Maharshi to study this text. The one hundred and twenty-one verses selected for this book are mostly those that the Maharshi made familiar to the devotees. They have been rendered into English with a trained accuracy and deep spiritual insight.

30 pages

Srimad Bhagavata - Condensed by S. S. Cohen.

What distinguishes the Bhagavata Purana from the other monumental works which claim to be the workmanship of Vyasadeva or Badarayana, and gives it the supreme sanctity it possesses in the eyes of the pious Hindus, is not only its exhaustive account of the life of the Lord's fullest manifestation on earth as Sri Krishna Avatara, but His fullest teaching to His beloved disciple Uddhava on the eve of His withdrawal from the world, which sometimes goes by the name of Uddhava Gita. This teaching, notwithstanding what the historians say of its age and authorship, is regarded by many as a development and an elucidation of the instructions He had given to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra and form the celebrated Bhagavad Gita.

359 pages

 
The Song Celestial

Forty-two verses from the Bhagavad Gita, selected and arranged by Sri Ramana Maharshi, with an English translation and explanatory notes added.

31 pages

 
Tripura Rahasya (The Mystery beyond the Trinity)

An English translation by Munagala Venkataramiah of this ancient Sanskrit work on Advaita philosophy that was very popular with the Maharshi.

258 pages

 
Yoga Vasishta Sara

An English translation of two hundred and thirty verses from the Yoga Vasishta, broken up into ten chapters.

29 pages