Sri Ribhu Gitai (Tamil)

In the early days of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s residence on the holy Arunachala Mountain, his disciples would gather and recite before him, often late into the night, the Ribhu Gitai. Its Tamil translation appears to have been the most-recited scripture in the awe-inspiring presence of the Maharshi while he resided on the hill. The audio delineates in definite terms the characteristics of a Jivanmukta, and its recitation invariably serves to subdue the mind, lifting the aspirant to exalted states of consciousness. The Maharshi has even said that the reading of the Ribhu Gitai is as good as samadhi itself.. Also, it appears that Sri Bhagavan’s first attendant, Palaniswami, brought this Ribhu Gitai, along with other Vedantic texts, from the Nagalinga Swami Library to the young 18-year-old Sage in 1898, while he was residing in the Mango Grove near Gurumurtham. The Maharshi later told of his surprise upon haring an exact description of his own exalted state in verses recited from this Ribhu Gitai. Until then he had no idea that what had happened to him during an intense, brief enquiry into his own being at his Madurai house, had been experienced by others and was much sought after by the seekers of Truth from time immermorial. The Tamil rendering by Sri Ulaganatha Swami (Bikshu Sastri) was published by Kovilur Math from 1885 onwards and by Sri Ramanasramam from 1996 with due permission from Kovilur Math.. An English translation of the same is published under the title “The Song of Ribhu” by the “Society of Abidance in Truth”, U.S.A in 2000.

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Introduction Introduction
Chapter 1 Chapter 1
Chapter 2 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 6
Chapter 7 Chapter 7
Chapter 8 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 9
Chapter 10 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 11
Chapter 12 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 13
Chapter 14 Chapter 14
Chapter 15 Chapter 15
Chapter 16 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Chapter 18
Chapter 19 Chapter 19
Chapter 20 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 22
Chapter 23 Chapter 23
Chapter 24 Chapter 24
Chapter 25 Chapter 25
Chapter 26 Chapter 26
Chapter 27 Chapter 27
Chapter 28 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 29
Chapter 30 Chapter 30
Chapter 31 Chapter 31
Chapter 32 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 33
Chapter 34 Chapter 34
Chapter 35 Chapter 35
Chapter 36 Chapter 36
Chapter 37 Chapter 37
Chapter 38 Chapter 38
Chapter 39 Chapter 39
Chapter 40 Chapter 40
Chapter 41 Chapter 41
Chapter 42 Chapter 42
Chapter 43 Chapter 43
Chapter 44 Chapter 44
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