1. Introduction
  2. The Contents of Happiness and the Art work of Being and HTML copies of every and every little thing
  3. First Print Editions (October 2007)
  4. 2d Print Editions (March 2012)
  • Kindle Model (March 2012)
  • PDF Editions for Free Get
  • Spanish Translation
  • Czech Translation
  • Italian Translation
  • French Translation
  • Introduction

    Happiness and the Art of Being: front cover

    Happiness is our factual nature, our vital being. The transient happiness that we appear to gain from external experiences without a doubt arises only from inside ourself, and is experienced by us attributable to the momentary calming of our thoughts that occurs every time any of our desires are fulfilled. See you later as our thoughts is extroverted, attending to anything diverse than our occupy vital self-conscious being, we are able to never ride right, eternal and unqualified happiness. To ride factual and eternal happiness, we should attain the ride of factual self-knowledge — that is, totally clear consciousness of our occupy vital being, ‘I’m’. Such is the reality revealed by Bhagavan Sri Ramana.

    The philosophy of Sri Ramana derives entirely from his ride of factual, absolute, non-twin self-knowledge, an ride that transcends all thought, both rational and irrational. Nonetheless, since we predict about the existence of duality, multiplicity and relativity, we appear to lack the non-twin and absolute knowledge of our occupy vital self-conscious being that Sri Ramana experienced as his pure declare. As a consequence of this reality he presented his philosophy to us when it comes to a rational and logical diagnosis of our uncover ride of ourself as a finite individual consciousness, in recount to allow us to be firmly glad of the absolute actuality that underlies and supports this finite consciousness that we now mistake to be ourself.

    Nonetheless, the non secular teachings of Sri Ramana are no longer only a rational philosophy, however are also a right science and art work. He intended his philosophy to encourage only because the theoretical foundation upon which we ought to mild prepare the empirical science of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra), which is the art work of keenly self-attentive and attributable to this reality perfectly thought-free being.

    This book, Happiness and the Art work of Being: An introduction to the philosophy and prepare of the non secular teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, is an in-depth exploration of both the philosophy and the prepare of the non secular teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Even supposing it’s intended essentially to be an introduction to his teachings, it’s no longer a transient one, because in a transparent and easy intention it provides a if reality be told detailed and deep insight into their core. As a consequence of this reality though it has been written with the intention that it may probably well per chance per chance mild be without problems understood even by readers who haven’t got any outdated acquaintance with any construct of non secular philosophy, it may probably well per chance per chance mild also be excellent to readers who possess already bought a precise opinion of his teachings.

    Treasure the aim of the teachings that Sri Ramana has given us, the aim of this book is to instructed everybody of us to mediate extra deeply about the reality of all that we as a apparently restricted individual consciousness ride and know, to encourage us to tag that the single absolute actuality in our total ride of duality and relativity is our classic consciousness of our occupy vital being, ‘I’m’, and thereby to increase our care for and energy to serve keenly and exclusively to this vital self-consciousness ‘I’m’ in recount to survey its factual nature.

    The author of this book, Michael James, spent greater than eight years studying the long-established Tamil writings of Sri Ramana and of his critical disciple, Sri Muruganar, in minute facet underneath the clear guidance of one more close disciple, Sri Sadhu Om, and since the passing away of Sri Sadhu Om in 1985 he has persevered to hunt for and practise the non secular direction revealed by Sri Ramana.

    As a consequence of this reality the central heart of attention of this book is on the teachings of Sri Ramana as expressed in his occupy long-established writings, and hence it incorporates true and fastidiously worded translations by the author of your total of Sri Ramana’s prose treatise Nāṉ Yār? (Who am I?) and of many of the verses of his philosophical poems reminiscent of Upadēśa Undiyār, Uḷḷadu Nāṟpadu, Ēkātma Pañcakam, Āṉma-Viddai and Upadēśa Taṉippākkaḷ.

    The Contents of Happiness and the Art work of Being and HTML copies of every and every little thing

    The contents of Happiness and the Art work of Being, which consist of an introduction, ten chapters and diverse sections, are as follows:

      Introduction

    1. What is Happiness?
    2. Who am I?
    3. The Nature of Our Mind
    4. The Nature of Actuality
    5. What is Steady Knowledge?
    6. Steady Knowledge and Counterfeit Knowledge
    7. The Illusion of Time and House
    8. The Science of Consciousness
    9. Self-Investigation and Self-Renounce
    10. The Conform to of the Art work of Being
    11. Bibliography
      Transliteration and Pronunciation
      Thesaurus

    Every of the links above connects to an HTML copy of the relevant chapter or diverse part, and the prepare link connects to an HTML copy of your total book: Happiness and the Art work of Being, which is potentially too colossal to be read conveniently on-line, however which will likely be excellent for shopping for any explicit phrases or passages.

    First Print Editions (October 2007)

    After I posted the main PDF model of Happiness and the Art work of Being on this net sites in December 2006, many of us expressed their eagerness to possess a broadcast copy of it, so I fastidiously revised your total book and added extra explanations about varied vital parts of Sri Ramana’s teachings, after which the main print model (which is practically the same to the third PDF model) modified into printed in October 2007 both in India and in Canada.

    The formerly Canadian (and later US) model of the main model of Happiness and the Art work of Being (ISBN: 978-1-4251-2465-6), which is printed by Trafford Publishing, is now not any longer readily available, because it has now been modified by the marginally revised and some distance more cost effective second model printed by CreateSpace. Likewise in India the main model, which modified into printed twice, has been offered out, so I’m now shopping for a fresh publisher for an Indian e-newsletter of the second model.

    2d Print Editions (March 2012)

    Attributable to the e-newsletter of the first print model in October 2007 I even possess corrected a pair of printing errors and diverse minor errors, and I even possess also totally revised the transliteration of the total Tamil and Sanskrit phrases in it, using diacritics to create it extra right, and added an rationalization of my transliteration blueprint and a detailed glossary. In March 2012 this revised model modified into printed in US because the second print model (which is practically the same to the fourth PDF model and the Kindle model), and it is also making an strive forward to e-newsletter in India.

    American Newsletter (by CreateSpace)

    The US model of the second model of Happiness and the Art work of Being (ISBN: 978-1-4751-1157-6) is printed by CreateSpace, and ought to mild also be purchased from any of the following pages on the a intention of regional Amazon net sites:

    Indian Newsletter

    The second model of Happiness and the Art work of Being is printed in India by Hindi Sahitya Sadan, and it will also be purchased from their net sites. It is also readily available at half place from Sanjay Lohia in Bangalore, and ought to mild also be ordered from him by phoning +91 9880 718 116.

    Kindle Model (March 2012)

    In March 2012 a Kindle model (which is practically the same to the fourth PDF model and the second print model) modified into also printed, and it’s readily available from any of the following pages on the a intention of regional Amazon net sites:

    In this Kindle model the transliteration table and the particular Unicode characters primitive for Latin diacritics, Tamil and Devanagari characters will all uncover precisely in some Kindle readers however no longer others. Nonetheless, this ought to mild no longer seriously affect its readability, because every time any Latin diacritic does no longer uncover precisely, its non-diacritic identical ought to mild uncover in its effect. In recount to read this Kindle model on a PC or Mac because it may probably well per chance per chance seem in print, readers can fetch the Kindle Previewer utility from the Amazon net sites.

    PDF Editions for Free Get

    Besides being readily available in print and Kindle editions, Happiness and the Art work of Being is also readily available right here for free fetch as a PDF. In recount to fetch this PDF model, that you simply can either left-click on on the following link to initiate it in your net browser, after which that you simply can assign a duplicate, or that you simply can factual-click on on this link and settle on ‘Attach Purpose As…’ from the pop-Up menu:

    Happiness and the Art work of Being – fourth PDF model (March 2012)

    This model of the PDF is its fourth model, which I posted right here on 31st March 2012, and which is practically the same to the second print model and the Kindle model. For archival purposes, copies of the first, second and third PDF editions are also readily available right here, and ought to mild also be accessed by clicking on the following three links:

    Happiness and the Art work of Being – first PDF model (December 2006)

    Happiness and the Art work of Being – second PDF model (March 2007)

    Happiness and the Art work of Being – third PDF model (August 2007)

    An intensive listing of the critical additions and modifications that I incorporated within the second PDF model is given in Unusual enlarged guide model of Happiness and the Art work of Being, and a the same listing of the critical additions and modifications that I incorporated within the third PDF model is given in Third guide model of Happiness and the Art work of Being.

    Spanish Translation

    Happiness and the Art work of Being has been translated into Spanish by Pedro Rodea, and is readily available both as a PDF and as a broadcast book. The PDF will also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

    La Felicidad y el Arte de Ser:
    Introducción a la filosofía y la práctica de las enseñanzas espirituales de Bhagavan Sri Ramana

    Printed copies of this Spanish book (ISBN: 978-8496808645) will also be purchased on the Editorial Sanz y Torres net sites by clicking on the following link:

    La Felicidad y el Arte de Ser – printed book

    Czech Translation

    Happiness and the Art work of Being has been translated into Czech by Rudolf Skarnitzl, and a PDF copy of it will also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

    Štěstí a Umění Být:
    Laický úvod enact filozofie a praxe spirituálního učení Bhagavána Šrí Ramany

    Italian Translation

    Happiness and the Art work of Being has been translated into Italian by Emilio Volpe, and a PDF copy of it will also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

    La Felicità e l’Arte di Essere:
    Un’introduzione alla filosofia e alla pratica degli insegnamenti spirituali di Bhagavan Sri Ramana

    French Translation

    Happiness and the Art work of Being is within the period in-between being translated into French. To this point only the introduction and the main two chapters possess been accomplished, and a PDF copy of every and every of these will also be accessed by clicking on the following links:

    La Félicité et l’Art work d’Etre – Introduction
    La Félicité et l’Art work d’Etre – Chapitre 1: Qu’est-ce que la Félicité?
    La Félicité et l’Art work d’Etre – Chapitre 2: Qui suis-je?

    As within the second English model, within the Italian and French translations the total Tamil and Sanskrit phrases in italic form possess been transliterated precisely per the blueprint that I record in Transliteration, transcription and pronunciation of Tamil and Sanskrit.