Ramana Gita – Chapter 2 – The Three Paths
Sri Ramana Gita – Chapter 2
Verse 1: In the rainy season of 1915, Bhagavan Ramana Rishi stated the essence of his teachings by a verse.
Verses 2 : In the centre of the Heart-cave, Brahman shines alone. It is the form of Self experienced directly as – “I – I”. Enter the Heart, through self-enquiry or merging or by breath-control and become rooted as That.
Verse 3 : Whoever understands this verse, uttered by Bhagavan Maharshi, containing the essence of Vedanta, will never again be assailed by doubts at any time.
Verse 4: In the first half of the verse, Bhagavan has indicated the location of the Self within this visible body, formed of five elements.
Verse 5: In the first half of the verse itself the nature of experience of Self-knowledge is set out, difference from God is denied, direct experience is affirmed, rendering descriptive attributes of the Self superfluous.
Verse 6: In the second half of the verse, instruction is given for the practice, by a disciple, of the three different methods which in essence are one.
Verse 7: The three paths are self-enquiry, merging in the Heart, and regulation of breath.
Sri Ramana Gita
Recorded in Sanskrit by Sri Ganapati Muni in the model of Bhagavad~Gita.
Questions by: Great Disciples of Sri Ramana Maharshi Between the years 1913 and 1917
Commentary in Sanskrit : Sri Kapali Sastriar
Translation in English : Sri A. Natarajan