Ramana photo gallery

by the Editors

This gallery contains more than 1500 photos of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

April 9, 2017


Nisargadatta’s Method

Edited by Jean Dunn

In this dialog, Nisargadatta Maharaj gave a brief, clear summary of the method of spiritual practice that he recommended.

October 7, 2016


Eckhart Tolle’s Awakening

by Paula Coppel

In this interview with Unity Magazine, Eckhart Tolle describes his experience of awakening.

October 4, 2016


My Awakening

by Adyashanti

Spiritual teacher Adyashanti describes the day he awakened.

September 12, 2016


The Experience of No-Self

by Stephan Bodian

In this 1986 interview, former nun Bernadette Roberts describes the state of no-self, a stage she reached twenty years after enlightenment, where consciousness and self are absent.

September 12, 2016


Higher Consciousness Healing

by Tara Springett

Higher consciousness healing is a simple, fast, easy method for overcoming pain, fatigue, and psychological problems.

September 7, 2016

Poem and commentary

The Listener

by Ilie Cioara

The listener is a false intruder. Real listening is done with an open heart and all-encompassing attention.

September 6, 2016


Signs of an Awakened Kundalini

by Swami Vishnu Tirth

How can you tell if your kundalini is active? A noted shaktipat guru lists 18 signs.

September 3, 2016


My initiation and the science of shaktipat

by Swami Shivom Tirth

Swami Shivom Tirth, a noted shaktipat guru, describes how he received shaktipat from another noted shaktipat guru, Swami Vishnu Tirth, in 1960.

September 2, 2016



by Paul Zweig

Paul Zweig’s brilliantly written description of transmission from Swami Muktananda.

August 31, 2016


My Awakening

by Devrah Laval

How one woman used the question “Who am I?” to wake up.

August 28, 2016


Three Stages of Existence

by Prakriti Nigam

Prakriti Nigam outlines the three stages of existence ‒ Experiencing, Knowing, and Being ‒ and the two events that separate them, Enlightenment and Self-realization.

June 22, 2016


How to Stop Headaches Caused by Meditation

by humanbeing

Headaches and pressure in the head are common problems for meditators. This article explains the cause and describes an easy, effective method for getting rid of them.

January 7, 2016


How to Stop Thoughts

by Freddie Yam

People imagine that they are always conscious when they’re awake, but in fact they are usually lost in thought. Once you notice this you can learn to be conscious. When you are conscious, thoughts stop.

November 28, 2015


Am I Conscious Now?

by Susan Blackmore

People imagine that they are always conscious when they’re awake, but if you observe yourself carefully you’ll see that you’re conscious only when you look to see if you are.

November 22, 2015


When Kundalini Breaks the Last Block

by A.D.

Kundalini activity made the author happy and healthy for over a year — until the night it broke through the last block and entered his head, causing a devastating neurological illness.

May 5, 2000

Book Excerpt

The Most Effective Cure for Kundalini Psychosis

by Mantak Chia

Kundalini sometimes makes people crazy because it gets trapped in the head. A Taoist energy practice called “the microcosmic orbit” can prevent this from happening or fix it after it occurs.

October 16, 2015

Book Excerpt

How Dada Gavand Woke Up

by Dada Gavand

Dada Gavand describes with remarkable precision exactly what he did that led to his waking up. This is one of the clearest and most informative depictions of spiritual practice that has ever been written.

June 16, 2014


Ashtavakra Gita

Our main reference page on the Ashtavakra Gita.

June 23, 2014


Ashtavakra Gita

Translated by John Richards

Some people consider this poem to be the greatest work of Advaitin literature ever written.

December 10, 1999


Rebirth of a Madwoman: The Resurrection of Byron Katie

by Dan Millman and Doug Childers

The biography of a woman who inadvertently used clinical depression for sadhana and wound up as a spiritual teacher.

June 14, 2014


Quit Your Pain

by Mark Matousek

A well-written, sympathetic introduction to Byron Katie and her work.

June 14, 2014


An Interview with Suzanne Segal

by Lynn Marie Lumiere and John Lumiere-Wins

Shortly before her death, in this long interview, Suzanne Segal said the purpose of her life had been to suffer fear for ten years without a sense of a personal self so she could tell people that such a thing is possible. “The presence of the fear never for a minute brought back a personal reference point. It never for a minute obstructed the view of the Vastness for Itself.”

June 13, 2014


Moon Eyes

by David Spero

It begins, “My heart falls over itself in silence / and wraps itself in the fondest way before first dawn…”

May 22, 2014


Untitled #3

by David Spero

It begins, “Descending, You undressed me in the night. / You took my Body and held It against Yours, coaxing me into the silence that I know You love.…”

May 22, 2014


Untitled #4

by David Spero

It begins, “There is something that stands shining / at the end of your life. / Against all odds you will come to it…”

May 22, 2014

Book Excerpt

Self-Remembering in the Rockies

by Thomas J. Anderson

In this excerpt from his book All-Amareakin, Tom Anderson recalls a nine day road trip that began with Self-remembering and ended with samadhi.

May 17, 2014

Book Excerpt


by P.D. Ouspensky

Gurdjieff's foremost disciple explains self-remembering and recalls his first attempts to practice it.

May 17, 2014


Black Ant

by Jan Frazier

An ant finds God in a toilet.

April 10, 2014


What Does He Mean To Me?

by Wolter A. Keers

The author recalls how Sri Ramana Maharshi's presence helped him understand who he really is.

February 10, 2014


Sri Ramana Maharshi's Moment of Realization

by the Editors

What did Sri Ramana do to realize the Self?

February 4, 2014


The Day My Kundalini Woke Up

by Freddie Yam

He cried tears of joy for three days.

December 5, 1999


Killing the Ego: Does it Hurt?

by Laura Olshansky

After years of meditation, her ego is slipping away.

December 8, 1999


I Need to Feel You Every Moment in My Heart

by Charlie Hopkins

One of our favorite poems.

May 18, 2000


Prayer Body

by Charlie Hopkins

It begins, "My eyes were empty graves I dug with my own hands...."

February 25, 2000


Instructions for Self Enquiry

by Annamalai Swami

One of Ramana Maharshi's closest devotees explains that self-enquiry must be done continuously for long periods of time in order to be effective.

January 23, 2014


Nothing Existed Except the Eyes of the Maharshi

by N.R. Krishnamurti Aiyer

Ramana Maharshi's gaze ignited a college professor's Kundalini, opened his heart center, and stopped his thoughts.

October 29, 2001


The I Flashed Forth

by Anonymous

A visitor to Sri Ramana's ashram has his first direct experience of the Self.

June 12, 2000.


An Interview with Byron Katie

by Sunny Massad

Everything now feels like heaven to a woman who was depressed for years, and she calls this state "love."

October 23, 2001


My Awakening

by Osho

An unusually vivid description of what it feels like to become enlightened.

September 20, 2000

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