This book contains Sri Bhagavan’s original poetic works and the translation of Smt. T.R. Kanakammal’s commentaries on them.
Smt. Kanakammal is an Old Ashramite who had spent four years in the immediate presence of Sri Bhagavan till his Mahasamadhi in April 1950 and thereafter had listened to the explanations of Bhagavan’s works by Sri Muruganar, the great Tamil poet and devotee of Bhagavan, who had sat at the feet of his Sadguru and listened as he explained the import of his works. A staunch devotee of Bhagavan and gifted with a powerful memory, Kanakammal retained all that she heard from Sri Muruganar. Besides, she is one of those who live by every word of Bhagavan. This book, which is an authentic guide to Sri Bhagavan’s original poetic works, has been hailed by Old Ashramites and others as a boon to all devotees of Bhagavan.
The author has explained the meaning of every word of Bhagavan’s verses, the meaning of each verse and added a complete commentary on it. She has also mentioned the circumstances in which each poem was written by Bhagavan. This is not just a work of scholarship but is the work of one to whom Bhagavan’s teachings are her life-breath.
Kanakammal’s book in Tamil came out in 1990. By Sri Bhagavan’s Grace, it has now been possible to make it accessible to all English-speaking devotees in the excellent translation of KAYS. pp. 714