Softcover Paperback – 2004 ; by
Print length: around 380 pages
Padamalai is a Tamil work that contains almost 2,000 teaching statements by Ramana Maharshi, none of which has ever appeared in English before. They were recorded by Muruganar, one of Sri Ramana’s foremost disciples, in two- line couplets. David Godman, who has written several books on Ramana Maharshi and his disciples, has edited this English edition of Padamalai. He has arranged the teachings by subject, and he has added many supplementary quotations by Sri Ramana that amplify or explain the subject matter.
This is a completely new presentation of Ramana Maharshi’s teachings that contains many statements and ideas by him that have never appeared in any other book about him.
What is always natural to everyone is liberation, which is bliss.
Bondage is delusion of mind, a false sensation.
The ego alone is bondage, and one’s own true nature, free of the contagion of the ego, is liberation.
There is no greater deception than believing that liberation, which is ever present as one’s own nature, will be attained at some later stage.
Even the desire for liberation is the work of delusion.
Therefore, remain still.
Ramana Maharshi, taken from Padamalai