Upadesa Saram serves to relate the Maharshi’s teachings to all the great
traditional paths of Hindu discipline and integrate them with his
own Jnana Yoga. The title of the poem is sometimes given as
Upadesa Sarah (e.g. Visvanathan’s translation). This accords with
the Maharshi’s original manuscript. However, the alternate neuter
ending ‘saram’ is usually used in references and titles in place
of the masculine sarah.