Forgetting Self, which gives you (the seer) light to see, does not run after the appearance (the world which you see) totally confused. The appearance will disappear and is hence not real; but Self, the source of you (the seer) can never disappear. So, Know that ‘That’ alone is real.

- Vers 25


In the Presence of the Lord (who ever shines as “I am” in every one) who has intentions of His own, the embodied Jivas busy themselves outwardly, treading on many courses of action and reap the fruits with justly result, until finally (realizing the futility of actions) they turn Self-ward and attain Liberation.

- Vers 108


The ship will be destroyed by the storm, if its sails were spread outside. But it is safe when its anchor is sunk deep into the sea. Similarly, if the mind were sunk deep in the Heart, instead of being spread outside, that is Jnana.

- Vers 19


The Self Consciousness (Sat-Chit) which shines in all, as All, is the Guru.

- Vers 27


Having known for certain that everything which is seen, without the least exception is only a dream and that it ( the seen) does not exist without the seer, turn only towards the Self – Sat-Chit-Ananda- without attending to the world of names and forms, which is only a mental conception.

- Vers 293

Guruvachaka Kovai is the recording in verses by Sri Muruganar, of the sayings in the Presence of Sri Bhagavan Ramana. The verses were verified and edited by Sri Bhagavan. We are trying to publish some of the interesting verses for readers this week

Will that which is perceived by the senses of this unreal body be real or unreal? O the mind, worried and wearied by the worldly ways, evaluate the matter through careful investigation and reply!

-Verse 68

Those who have realized that Prarabdha (Fate) will take care of the body, will not feel anxious and wander about seeking food and so on. All the enjoyments ordained by Prarabdha will surely come. Hence it is clear that craving and rejecting (likes and dislikes) are the deluding acts of mind.

-Verse 150

Listen! There is a wonder! People cannot even think unless prompted by the all embracing and impartial Chit Sakthi (the power of consciousness) that her benevelonce towards all. Here in this world, the jumping about of people excited by the feeling “I will accomplish this!” is a great wonder.

-Verse 168

O mind, do not waste your life in roaming outside pursuing wonders and courting sense pleasures; To know the Self through grace and thus abide firmly in the heart is alone worthwhile

– Verse 188

Welcome to our e-photo gallery!

Here you'll find some pictures taken newly with digital cameras. But the more interesting pictures are taken the old fashion way back then. So we went through the archives and then digitized the pictures either from the negatives or from prints. Therefore we'd like to apologize for the unusual quality. Yet our intention is though to pass a little of the atmosphere of these times. That's why we did not enhance in any way those pictures.

Currently we have pictures of the following themes:

  • Arunachala
    Pictures old and new in Color and old Black&White shots.
  • Sri Sadhu Om
    Portraits and pictures from Swami
  • Sri Muruganar
    Just a couple of pictures from Muruganar
  • Tinnay Swami
    Some pictures of Tinnay Swami in black&white as well as in color
  • Those Times
    Pictures with Sadhu Om, devotees, events; pictures taken on the Mountain as well as on giri pradakshina.


Enjoy the photos while maybe listening of some of the songs sung by Sadhu Om in the background!?