Be As You Are

Be As You Are


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Be As You Are by David Godman, Maharshi Ramana, Sri Ramana Maharshi

"Our own Self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world"

The simple but powerful teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India's most revered spiritual masters, continue to enlighten and enrich over sixty years after his death.

Be As You Are is the definitive compendium of his knowledge, edited by the former librarian from Sri Maharshi's ashram, which can be found flourishing at the foot of the holy mountain of Arunchala. The book collects conversations with the many seekers who came to him for guidance, answering the questions sought on the road enlightenment.

Through this book, we can discover the essence of Sri Ramana's teaching: that self-realisation is the vital quest we must all pursue, before we can attempt to understand the world.

Reissue of the classic spiritual work, updated with a new cover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140190625
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1989
Series: Compass Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 285,467
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sri Ramana Maharshi was one of the most significant spiritual teachers to emerge from India during the first half of this century, and remains widely admired. This collection of conversations between him and the many seekers who came to his ashram for guidance contains the essence of his teaching.

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Be As You Are 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best summarized by the following two quotes : 'There is no I in a team' and 'No one can step into the same river twice'. Transforms your views if you can put up with a little bit of Hindu terminology and read the book from last to first chapter. If you can understand the first chapter then there is no need to read further.
vdaino More than 1 year ago
This book does an amazing job of summarizing Sri Ramana Maharshi's expression of Self Enquiry and the path to self realization. Very simple and straightforward, the book details the path of Self Enquiry "straight from the horse's mouth" and is very clear. I found some of the Hindu terminology challenging to navigate, but the glossary at the end was helpful. I had previously heard of Maharshi through the teachings of Ram Dass, however this book cleared much up for me, most significantly that the concept of neti-neti is not really at the heart of Maharshi's teaching. This was confusing for me prior to reading this book. Maharshi specifically discusses the mis-allocation of neti-neti to his teaching on Self Enquiry and dispels it as an essential path leading to Self Realization. This book is easy to read and very practical in application, I highly recommend this book for those seeking enlightenment through a very simple path devoid of all ceremonial conceptions of enlightmentment or self realization.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago