“The Ramayana” translated by R.K. Narayan

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For centuries, Indians have held Rama to be the perfect man: unfailingly noble, utterly poised, fearless and strong, wise, compassionate and free from anger, a just ruler and an implacable foe of all wrongdoers. Countless others worship Rama as an avatar, a human incarnation of Lord Vishnu born to vanquish the forces of evil and… Read more »

“Who am I?” by Sri Ramana Maharshi

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This is the quintessential, aphoristic work, constituting one of the earliest recordings of the Maharshi’s teachings, that spells out the nature of the Self and the practice of Self-Inquiry. The text begins as follows: All living beings desire to be happy always, without any misery. In everyone there is observed supreme love for oneself. And… Read more »