Ramana Maharshi

(09 January 1879 – 14 April 1950 / Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu / India)

Letters To Sri Arunachala - Verses 1-5 - Poem by Ramana Maharshi


You root out the ego
Of those who in their heart
Dwell on You, O


May I and You be one
Not to be unjoined like
Azhahu and Sundaram.


Lo! Entering my home
You did drag me out and
In your heart-cave fettered me.


For whose sake did you take me?
Now if you forsake me
The world will blame you,


Do escape this blame!
Why then make me think of you?
Who can leave the other now.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated by: Br Sarvatma Chaitanya and Om Sadhu
Taken from: Poetry for the Spirit Ed: Alan Jacobs

Comments about Letters To Sri Arunachala - Verses 1-5 by Ramana Maharshi

  • (5/8/2012 1:02:00 AM)

    Arunachala! why do you make me think of you? Great line! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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