“This is a book of musings inspired by the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana. The Author, Sri N. N. Rajan, is an old-time devotee of the Sage. From out of his devotion he has culled gems of thought which will adorn those who are in quest of the Ultimate. The direct and straight method of Self-Enquiry taught by the Master is recapitulated in simple and easy language for the benefit of all those who are athirst for the goal. To citations from the Master’s Works, Sri Rajan has added relevant quotations from the sacred books such as the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga-Vasishtha. He has clearly shown how Sri Ramana’s teachings constitute the essence of Vedanta. In the Sage’s life and message we have a lucid commentary on the Truth of Advaita as taught by Adi Shankara and his illustrious followers. Sri Rajan has succeeded in expressing through this work both his devotion to the Master and his concern for fellow-aspirants.
I have no doubt that those who read it will be directed to turn inward and will discover the ‘Bloom of Glory’ in their ‘Heart’ which is the non-dual Self.
Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras.