In our opinion this superb collection of extracts
Maharshi's writings and dialogues is
the best single-volume introduction to his
teachings. This is the book we recommend to people who want
to read about Sri Ramana for the first time.
The editor, David Godman, is probably the foremost
living expert on Sri Ramana's teachings. David has gone
through dozens of books by and about Sri Ramana and collected
passages which most clearly state various points of
his teaching. These extracts are organized thematically
into chapters with higher teachings first and
less important ones last.
David has also provided informative introductions
to each chapter and to the book as a whole as well as a
glossary and notes.