“If you don’t know ‘who you are,’
Then your ‘Self’, you know how far?
When the true ‘Self,’ you come to know
The eternal, infinite, divine, it’ll show.”
“The sense of “I” relates to a person,
That covers his body and mind then.
The greatest power, at his command, lies
When deeper into his “Self” he dives.”
One may call it the Soul or Nirvan,
Hindus call it by name “Liberation.”
One has not really lost himself,
But he has, in fact, found himself.”
“When he knows for the first time,
Then his true “Self” takes him
To a higher level of himself,
Not gained so earlier in his life.”
“This quest of the true “Self,”
It’ll clear all doubts about life.
Men may avoid this Inquiry,
But what else is more worthy?”
The importance of “Self” knowledge,
Ramana Maharishi, at every stage,
He preached to his visiting devotees,
Though he maintained silence always.
The powerful light of his eyes,
Penetrated into others’ eyes,
Thus his vision itself spoke,
What his mouth didn’t speak.
His loin cloth dress, too simple,
Attracted many visiting people,
Who came to that hilly place,
To receive his divine blessings
It is not so easy to write,
And cover every event,
That happened in his life
As he led a long glorious life.