Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was one of the 20th Century’s most celebrated saints. Born in South India in
1879, he had a spontaneous awakening at the age of 16. Confronted by the immanent possibility of his own
death, he knew himself to be that which cannot die. Shortly afterwards he journeyed to Tiruvannamalai, where
he spent the rest of his life in the presence of the holy mountain, Arunachala, said to be an incarnation of Lord
Shiva and revered by Ramana as his own Guru. After keeping silent for a number of years, Ramana began to
speak of his realization. Many came to him, and he answered their questions. An ashram grew up around him.
Today many people still visit his cave on the slopes of Arunachala to drink in his silent presence. The name
Ramana, which was given to him by his disciples, means that which resides in the heart of all being.

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