The Wisdom of Ramana Maharshi

A Modern Sufi Rendition

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Descripción editorial

Forty Verses on Reality by Sri Ramana Maharshi is a pithy and aphoristic short sacred work. This little book is full of the most profound revelations of Self-Knowledge. An essential text for all interested in Nonduality and the Maharshi's teachings.

Truth is eternal and it is not subject to certain people, place, or time. The utterances of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi carry with them the potency of what is real.

These interpretations use a more modern English language and understanding than the original ones under which the publication of 1935 took place.

This rendering shows the universality of original teachings. It shows what is truly inspired by truth itself is true anytime, anywhere, any place.

This version is particularly important as it interprets the original Ulladu Narpadu in the contemporary idiom.

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri, himself a realized master, relates the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in a respectful and loving manner.

This little book is dedicated in admiration to the great teacher.


Sufi, mystic and visionary, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri is an enlightened spiritual master. His life and works serve as a reminder that spirituality is a science and an art vitally relevant to our times.

Acknowledged as a master of self-knowledge and a spiritual philosopher, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s role as a teacher grew naturally out of his own quest for self-fulfillment.

He travelled extensively on a spiritual quest which led to his eventual rediscovery of the pure and original Islamic heritage of his birth, and the discovery of the truth that reconciles the past with the present, the East with the West, the worldly with the spiritual – a link between the ancient wisdom teachings and our present time.

A descendant of five generations of well-known and revered spiritual leaders, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri has taught students throughout the world for over 40 years. A prolific author of more than forty books relating to the universal principles of Islam, the Qur’an, and its core purpose of enlightenment, he is a gifted exponent of how the self relates to the soul, humankind’s link with the Divine, and how consciousness can be groomed to reflect our higher nature.

The unifying scope of his perspective emphasizes practical, actionable knowledge that leads to self-transformation, and provides a natural bridge between seemingly different Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality, as well as offering a common ground of higher knowledge for various religions, sects and secular outlooks.


Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was born on 30 December 1879 as Venkataraman Iyer in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu. He was an Indian Hindu sage and jivanmukta (liberated being).

As a young man he developed an attraction to the sacred hill of Arunachala and the 63 sages of Siva or Nyanmars. In 1896, at the age of 16, he had a “death-experience” where he became aware of a “force” which he recognized as his true “I” or “self”, and which he later identified with “the personal God, or Iswara”. This resulted in a state that he later described as “the state of mind of Iswara”. Six weeks later he left his uncle’s home in Madurai, and journeyed to the holy mountain Arunachala, in Tiruvannamalai, where he took on the role of a religious mendicant for the rest of his life.

He attracted devotees that regarded him as an avatar and came to him for “the sight of God”. In later years an ashram grew up around him, where visitors received spiritual instruction by sitting silently in his company asking questions. Since the 1930s his teachings have been popularized in the West, resulting in his worldwide recognition as an enlightened being.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi approved a number of paths and practices, but recommended self-enquiry as the principal means to remove ignorance and abide in Self-awareness, together with devotion or surrender to the Self. Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi died on 14 April 1950.

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