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Essence of Enquiry (Vichara Sangraham)

Nome, I. M.

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ISBN 10: 8188261262 / ISBN 13: 9788188261260
Published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, Bangalore, 2005
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First Edition. A tight, bright copy, clean inside and out; very mild bend to extreme tip of upper corner of portion of text, o/w no creased or torn pages and no markings; wrappers show a mild bump to top front corner, mild surface rubbing, light edgewear; short notation on title page. An edition of 1000, in the form of a dialogue between Sadguru Ramana and an ardent seeker of truth, Gambiram Seshier, between 1900 and 1902. 8.75" tall ; 223 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3860019

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Title: Essence of Enquiry (Vichara Sangraham)

Publisher: Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, Bangalore

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good with no dust jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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"Essence of Enquiry" (Vichara Sangraham) contains the earliest recording of the original teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, accompanied by a detailed commentary by Nome. This book chronicles the profound dialogues from 1900 to 1902 between Sri Ramana Maharshi and an ardent seeker of truth, Gambhiram Seshiar. The focus of this work consists of Self-Knowledge, Self-Inquiry, and ajata teachings. There are also devotional elements throughout the text.

From the Introduction: "One who approaches this sacred scripture with deep devotion and a sincere desire to realize the Self, and who, blessed by His Grace, practices in accordance with the wisdom herein elucidated, will doubtlessly realize the sole-existent Self, the nondual Brahman, and abide as That, of the nature of undifferentiated Being-Consciousness-Bliss."

From the foreword by A.R. Natarajan, President of Ramana Maharshi Center For Learning: "To write a commentary on the sacred words of Ramana, one has to be constantly perceptive of this ever-flowing grace. It is evident that Master Nome has this perception. The humility with which he has approached this holy work is found in his beginning each commentary with the all powerful twelve word mantra on Ramana "Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya". He closes each commentary with "Ramanarpanamastu - may this be an offering to Ramana". And what worthy offering it is. With his own experience of the natural state, Nome is able to explain the true import of Ramana's word with utmost clarity and depth."

About the Author:

Nome, a sage who practiced self-inquiry for steady abidance in Self-Realization, is a spiritual teacher at Society of Abidance in Truth, known by the acronym SAT, which established and maintains a temple for Nondual Self-Knowledge in California. Nome teaches Advaita Vedanta, especially as is contained in the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. These teachings are those found in traditional Advaita Vedanta as expounded by Adi Sankaracharya, Ribhu, and the Upanishads. Nome is a teacher of this spiritual knowledge, an author of the same, and a translator of Vedanta texts.

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