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About Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi:
(30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950)
was an Indian Jivanmukta (fully liberated).
He was born as Venkataraman Iyer,
but is most commonly known by
the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
He was born in what is now Tiruchuli,
Tamil Nadu, India. In 1895, an
attraction to the sacred hill of
Arunachala and the 63 Nayanars
(statues of saints in a local temple)
was aroused in him, and in 1896,
at the age of 16, he had a "death-experience"
where he became aware of a
"current" or "force" (avesam)
which he recognized as his true
"I" or "self", which he later
identified with "the personal
God, or Iswara" or Shiva.
This realization he usually
simply called the Self, the
enter of all life and beings,
or deep stillness or consciousness.
This resulted in a state that
he later described as "the
state of mind of Iswara or the jnani".
Six weeks later he left his
uncle's home in Madurai,
and journeyed alone to the
holy mountain of Arunachala,
in Tiruvannamalai, where he
took on the role of a sannyasin
and remained there for the rest
of his life.
Initially he maintained Silence
for about 2 years, due to the
elevated states of mind he
was experiencing. He also
moved for some years to
nearby caves to enable
deeper concentration and
solitude. But eventually was
able to reconcile normal life
and his elevated states of mind.
During this period, he lost at times
consciousness of his body.
He soon attracted devotees from
India and many other countries,
who regarded him as an avatar
and came to him for darshan
("the sight of God"), and in later
years a large ashram grew up
around him named Ramana
Ashram, where visitors received
upadesa ("spiritual instruction")
by sitting silently in his company
or asking questions.
Ramanas Silence was so powerful
and loving, quick like a lightning
bolt, that his Silence communicated
far more than words could. This is
called a Mouni - or teacher that
transmits wisdom thru silence.
Since the 1930s his teachings
have been popularized in the
West, resulting in his worldwide
recognition as an enlightened
being. Ramana Maharshi approved
a number of paths and practices,
but recommended self-enquiry
(Who Am I) as the principal means
to remove ignorance and abide in
Self-awareness together with bhakti
(devotion) or surrender to the Self.
Books and Ashram:
There are many remarkable books about him and his teaching written by numerous disciples.
This wishing to visit the ashram please review their web page: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/
The town of Tiruvannamalai is
120 miles southwest of Chennai.
It is situated on the
line of the Southern Railway.
Buses connect it to nearby
cities. Taxis are also available
for visitors traveling to the Ashram
from different points in South India.
The Ashram is about 3 km from
the Tiruvannamalai railway station.
It is about the same distance from
the bus stations and 2 km south
of the Main Temple.