Ramana Maharshi

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

Letters To Sri Arunachala - Verses 11-15 - Poem by Ramana Maharshi


When the thieves, the five senses,
Intrude into my heart,
Are you not in my heart


You, the only one that is;
Who can enter but you?
‘tis your jugglery indeed,


Quintess ence of Om,
Unrivalled, unsurpassed,
Who can comprehend you,


‘tis your duty to give me
Your love like a mother
And to keep me in your care,


Eye of the eye you are!
Who can see you who sees
Eyelessly? O see me,

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 11-15 by Ramana Maharshi

  • (5/8/2012 1:05:00 AM)

    'when the thieves are in my heart,
    you have no place' How true it is! !

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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