Like Sankara Bhagavadpada’s hymns, Bhagavan’s soul-stirring outpourings on Arunachala demonstrated that the highest form of Bhakti and Jnana are the same. Bhagaven has said that the words of some of these poems appeared before him and compelled him to put them down. One cannot read them without being stirred to the depth of one’s heart.
The English translations of Prof. K. Swaminathan along with musical notations was first published by the Delhi Ramana Kendra in 1977. In this third Edition Professors’s translation of “Upadesa Saram” and “Ulladu Narpadu” and its supplement verses are also included in this edition.