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Forty Verses On Reality


Translated by ARTHUR OSBORNE



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THIS IS MY FAVORITE work of Ramana's. It strikes me as the most complete, the deepest, and the most tersely expressed.

I especially like verse 29, which contains a remarkable short description of the method of self-enquiry, because it makes clear that when you focus your attention on "I," you shouldn't think of I.

The original, composed in classical Tamil, is called Ulladu Narpadu.

Ramana himself translated this poem into Telugu and Malayalam, suggesting that he also thought it was special.

This English translation was made by Arthur Osborne. We have reprinted it by permission from the October1964 issue of the Mountain Path Journal published by Sri Ramanasramam.

-- Editor, Realization.org
May 14, 2000



Verses   1-10
Verses 11-20
Verses 21-30
Verses 31-40


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Translation copyright Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.


This page was published on May 14, 2000 and last revised on July 11, 2001.

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