Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Sri Ramana Maharishi is a well renowned sage from the Southern part of India. He spontaneously realised the Self through a spontaneous inward inquiry when he was 16 years of age. He was deeply absorbed into Self from that moment and drawn to the holy hill of Arunachala. He stayed in and around Arunachala hill for the rest of his bodily life. His primary teachings are through Silence. He always referred to Arunachala as his father, and said that he is one with Arunachala. He led a very minimalistic life. Bhagavan stayed in choiceless awareness all the time. It is no wonder his silent radiation attracted devotees from all over the world.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Devotees who lived with Bhagavan describe his actions as always spontaneous, natural, neutral and utterly egalitarian to everything including animals and plants. His grace and silence are vibrant that can be immensely felt during visit to his samadhi (burial place of sage) in Ramanasramam. He advised seekers not to leave the family life for spiritual pursuit, rather he encouraged inward journey of abiding in silence and pursuing uninterrupted self-inquiry.

O Bhagavan! Your eyes speak only the absolute truth in silence and how can I not be drowned in this silence. You are vibrantly alive everywhere and in everything, and distance does not matter anymore. Knowing you, there is no place this ego can hide. People talk about minimalism, can anyone else be as minimalistic as you? You never asked anything from anyone, never complained and yet poured out your heart and radiated silence equally to everyone. Can your grace be measured? Your devotion to Arunachala in your compositions shows your oneness and intimacy with your father Arunachala. No wonder visiting your samadhi melts my sense of individual doership. Forgive me and help me to surrender my ego in order to cross this ocean of samsara.

“I bow down at the Lotus Feet of the Master, the Seer,
Sri Ramana who showed me God shining 
beyond the darkness.

The Seer is one who sees the Reality, the Truth.

He has the vision. Not only he sees, he has the power to 

make others see in the same way.”

“He is resplendent, having arrived at the eternal status of Light 

which chases away the darkness inside and outside.
He strikes at the root of 
ignorance of those who bow down to him. 

Even when he perceives this universe, he is beyond it,

on its other shore, shining. Salutations to such a

One, to Sri Ramana, the Master of the worlds and 

the slayer of grief.”

– Ramana Chatvarimsat