This book consists of Who Am I?, Self-Enquiry and Spiritual Instruction which are the answers given by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to questions put by some of his earliest devotees, namely, Sivaprakasam Pillai, Gambhiram Seshayyar and Swami Natanananda.
Who am I? contains answers given by Bhagavan in 1902 to Sivaprakasam Pillai’s questions.
Between 1900-1902, Bhagavan replied to various questions put by Gambhiram Seshayyar. These were later divided into twelve sections by Sivaprakasam Pillai and published under the title Self-Enquiry.
Later Swami Natanananda wrote down the answers given by Bhagavan to his questions during the years 1920-1928 and published them as Spiritual Instruction.
These three texts convey the essence of Bhagavan’s teachings. All the other books containing Bhagavan’s teachings are but the commentaries on these three texts.
These texts, that embody Bhagavan’s Grace to us, will inspire all who study them with an unshakeable aspiration to realise the eternal Knowledge. Further “It is certain that this work in the form of Bhagavan’s grace will give liberation to all who aspire to eternal truth and bestow on them supreme bliss and the removal of all sorrow.”