By Michael James
Happiness is our precise nature, our crucial being. The brief happiness that we appear to derive from exterior reports truly arises basically from inside ourself, and is skilled by means of us as a result transitority calming of our brain that happens every time any of our wants are fulfilled. as long as our brain is extroverted, getting to something except our personal crucial self-conscious being, we will be able to by no means event ideal, everlasting and unqualified happiness. To adventure real and everlasting happiness, we needs to reach the adventure of real self-knowledge — that's, totally transparent cognizance of our personal crucial being, 'I am'. Such is the reality published via Bhagavan Sri Ramana.
The philosophy of Sri Ramana derives completely from his adventure of precise, absolute, non-dual self-knowledge, an event that transcends all concept, either rational and irrational. in spite of the fact that, when you consider that we think the lifestyles of duality, multiplicity and relativity, we appear to lack the non-dual and absolute wisdom of our personal crucial self-conscious being that Sri Ramana skilled as his usual kingdom. accordingly he offered his philosophy to us when it comes to a rational and logical research of our current adventure of ourself as a finite person cognizance, for you to allow us to be firmly confident of absolutely the fact that underlies and helps this finite attention that we now mistake to be ourself.
However, the religious teachings of Sri Ramana aren't just a rational philosophy, yet also are an exact technological know-how and paintings. He meant his philosophy to serve simply because the theoretical starting place upon which we should always education the empirical technology of self-investigation (atma-vicara), that is the artwork of keenly self-attentive and hence completely thought-free being.
This ebook, Happiness and the paintings of Being, is an in-depth exploration of either the philosophy and the perform of the religious teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana. notwithstanding it's meant basically to be an advent to his teachings, it isn't a quick one, simply because in a transparent and straightforward demeanour it presents a truly unique and deep perception into their center. for this reason notwithstanding it's been written making sure that it may be simply understood even by means of readers who've no prior acquaintance with any kind of religious philosophy, it may even be helpful to readers who have already got an outstanding knowing of his teachings.
Like the purpose of his teachings, the purpose of this publication is to urged each people to imagine extra deeply in regards to the fact of all that we as a likely constrained person attention event and be aware of, to aid us to appreciate that the single absolute fact in our whole adventure of duality and relativity is our basic attention of our personal crucial being, 'I am', and thereby to augment our love and energy to wait keenly and solely to this crucial self-consciousness 'I am' that allows you to observe its real nature.
The writer of this ebook, Michael James, spent greater than 8 years learning the unique Tamil writings of Sri Ramana and of his premiere disciple, Sri Muruganar, in minute element below the transparent counsel of one other shut disciple, Sri Sadhu Om. Therefore the crucial concentration of this ebook is at the teachings of Sri Ramana as expressed in his personal unique writings, and for this reason it comprises exact and punctiliously worded translations by way of the writer of the entire of Sri Ramana's prose treatise Nan Yar? (Who am I?) and of lots of the verses of his philosophical poems such as Upadesa Undiyar, Ulladu Narpadu, Ekatma Pancakam, Anma-Viddai and Upadesa Tanippakkal.
This moment print variation is a marginally revised model of the 1st print variation, and incorporates a particular glossary.
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