Devaraja Mudaliar was a lawyer by profession. He had his first darshan of Bhagavan Ramana at the Virupaksha Cave in the first decade of the twentieth century and over the years occasionally visited him. It was however much later, in the 1930’s, that he became a close devotee of the Sage.
Devaraja Mudaliar’s approach to Sri Bhagavan was like that of a child with his father — free, simple and spontaneous. He was one of the very few devotees who have questioned Sri Bhagavan on various problems that confront man, whether trivial or profound. He came to live in
Sri Ramanasramam in 1942, where he lived for many years until 1966. He was thus able to closely observe Sri Bhagavan and his life and interact daily with him.
In 1945, Devaraja Mudaliar began writing a diary of events and conversations that took place in the Old Hall of Sri Bhagavan. Here we come across a variety of questions from devotees and visitors and Sri Bhagavan’s answers to them. The Sage’s humour, compassion and above all his mighty spiritual status are wholly brought out in this work.
Devaraja Mudaliar’s other works include:
My Recollections of Bhagavan Ramana
Gems from Sri Bhagavan
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