About 1902 Sivaprakasam Pillai put several questions to the Maharshi and, since the Sage was not then speaking, they were answered in writing. These answers constitute the first set of instructions written by the Maharshi and remain the quintessence of all the teachings he gave thereafter.
In short and simple paragraphs the core of Maharshi’s spiritual path is presented here. Indeed Sri Ramana Maharshi insisted that the book should be sold at the lowest possible price so everyone can afford to buy the book.
Senior devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi turn to this book whenever they are faced with any doubt in the spiritual path