Autobiographical Descriptions of Awakening
Who Am I?
By Sri Ramana Maharshi
Translated by Michael James
The complete text of the best translation of the definitive instruction manual for Self-enquiry, with an introduction by the translator.
Articles about Self-enquiry are in their own section.
Kundalini and Shaktipat
Kundalini is My Guru
An anonymous scientist describes how Kundalini performs
yoga with his body and mind and puts him in an elevated spiritual state.
This is Kundalini in its classic form, as people wish it to be.
After My Kundalini Woke Up
By Freddie Yam.
Kundalini created a permanent conviction that the universe is benevolent and put an end to fear.
Experience and Autobiography
Autobiographical articles about awakening and Kundalini are in their own sections.
The I Flashed Forth
By Anonymous. Is this what Sri Ramana Maharshi means when he talks about the I-I?
Our main page on the Ashtavakra Gita. Translations, commentaries,
Sri Sankara’s Vivekachudamani
Translated by Achyarya Pranipata Chaitanya. Includes Sanskrit text
in Devangari and IAST, word-for-word gloss, and English translation.
Ulladu Narpadu (Forty Verses on Reality)
Translated and annotated by Robert Butler. Includes grammatical commentary with lexicon and concordance and index of Tamil
grammar by subject, following the Tamil commentaries of Sri Lakshmana Sarma and Sri Sadhu Om Swami.
By Vaiyai R. Subramaniam. Highly recommended by Ramana Maharshi.
The Holy Mountain
Lord Shiva manifests as a pillar of fire to curb the egos of Brahma and Vishnu, who were fighting with each other in a dispute over which of the two was the greater, in this famous story from the Arunachala Puranam, the 17th century Tamil classic.
By Saiva Ellappa Navalar and translated by Robert Butler.
By Jitendra N. Mohanty
An overview of Vedanta from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
What is Enlightenment and How Do You Find It?
An Upanishad for Modern Times
The experience of one’s true state of total emptiness is indescribable. No pleasure or fleeting happiness or excitement I have experienced before even comes close. Nothing I can say will compare, experience it for yourself.
Unconditional Love and the Surrender to Fear
By Jan Frazier
As we feel the moments when need or fear enters the picture, the walls that constrain the heart, that drive us to a crippling refuge in the mind, can be felt gently to begin to crumble.
Freeing Mind from the Prison of Nonduality
By Anadi (also known as Aadi and Aziz Kristof)
Duality is sacred. Nonduality is the passive principle of existence; duality is
the active spirit of creation. There is no self-realization without duality.
This page was first published on
October 4, 2014, last revised on September 29, 2020,
and last republished on October 16, 2020.