Forty Verses on Reality – Verse 1
1. From our perception of the world there follows acceptance of a unique First Principle possessing various powers. Pictures of name and form, the person who sees, the screen on which he sees, and the light by which he sees: he himself is all of these.
[Sri Muruganar, an ardent devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi, requested Him to write the essence of His teachings in a poetic form. Ramana wrote 40 verses. He later wrote 40 more, which were added as a supplement. These original Verses contain the gist of Ramana’s Teachings on Non-duality and Self-Enquiry.]