The Upadesa Sarah (Upadesa Saram) by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Translated with Commentary by Nome.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, abiding in the eternal Silence of the Self, composed The Essence of Spiritual Instruction for the supreme good of all in response to the supplications of the devoted Muruganar. This work has the English translation of the Sanskrit Upadesa Sarah, also referred to as Upadesa Saram. The translation is very literal and has alternative translations to help in fully comprehending the essence revealed in each verse.
With each verse there is a ten-point commentary emphasizing the profound significance of the verse, which is the nature of the Self and its Knowledge of itself.
Reading the verses and the commentary will cause the reader to dive deep into the sublime profound teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and thus realize the Self.
An appendix that contains just the Sanskrit text with transliteration is included for ease of recitation and similar purposes.
First Edition, 2011, Pages xii + 60, Paperback
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An excerpt from the book:
Offered to the Lord, done not with desire,
It is a purifier of the mind, useful for Liberation.
Note: “done not with desire” can be translated as done not according to desire.
“it” is implied.
“useful for” can be translated as a practice for, accomplishing.