Verses On Reality
SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI
by ARTHUR OSBORNE
THIS IS MY FAVORITE work of Ramana's. It strikes me
as the most complete, the deepest, and the most tersely
especially like verse 29, which contains a remarkable
short description of the method of self-enquiry, because
it makes clear that when you focus your attention on
"I," you shouldn't think of I.
original, composed in classical Tamil, is called Ulladu
himself translated this poem into Telugu and Malayalam,
suggesting that he also thought it was special.
English translation was made by Arthur Osborne. We have
reprinted it by permission from the October1964 issue
of the Mountain Path Journal published by Sri Ramanasramam.
May 14, 2000
copyright Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.