Abide As That

Abide As That

by Jason Brett Serle

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Overview

There are some writings that transcend time and tradition and speak to the ever-present heart of the human experience. Simple yet profound, challenging yet compassionate, the Song of Ribhu is one such example of this. In the same tradition as the Bhagavad Gita or the Ashtavakra Gita, the Ribhu Gita, literally the Song of Ribhu represents the highest declaration of Advaita Vedanta, spoken by the enlightened sage Ribhu to his disciple Nidagha on the slopes of Mount Kedara in the Himalayas. Some 2,500 years later, another awakened master, Sri Ramana Maharshi was touched by these same words, considering them to be one of the most sublime expressions of the awakened state that humanity had ever produced. He spoke of it reverently and would even give copies to his devotees to read. The version that follows is a selection, made by Sri Ramana Maharshi himself, of 45 verses that capture the very essence of the Ribhu Gita - an essence that this fresh and masterful modern translation manages to communicate in simple and elegant English, perfectly adapted to the Western reader. The book also contains the story of Ribhu and Nidagha as told by Sri Ramana Maharshi, as well as excerpts from informal talks with his students to further clarify the themes.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789042344
Publisher: Mantra Books
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Jason Brett Serle is a British writer, documentary filmmaker, musician, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Master and licensed hypnotherapist with a particular focus on psychology, spirituality, wellness and human potential. He has written articles for Jain Spirit and Watkins magazines, as well as interviewing Eckhart Tolle and Amado Crowley. He currently lives in Marbella, Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ramana's Ribhu Gita

The Song of Ribhu 2

A Story of Ribhu & Nidagha 4

As told by Sri Ramana Maharshi

A Note on the Translation 6

The Essence of the Ribhu Gita 7

A selection of 6 verses Sri Ramana Maharshi

The Song of Ribhu 9

A selection of 45 verses Sri Ramana Maharshi

In His Own Words 56

Elucidations on the themes, taken from conversations between Sri Ramana Maharshi and devotees

All is Supreme Spirit

Who Am I?

How to Know the 'I' 59

The World As Supreme Spirit 60

Know Thy Self 61

Being-Consciousness-Beatitude 62

Self-Realisation 63

The Tenth Man 64

Understanding 66

The Nature of the Sage 68

The One Thing to Resolve All Doubts 78

References & Acknowledgements 79

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