By Muruganar, translated by Dr. T. V. Venkatasubramanian, Robert Butler, and David Godman
Published by David Godman Books, Colorado, USA
Guru Vachaka Kovai is the most authoritative collection of Ramana Maharshi’s spoken teachings. The first Tamil edition of the book, published in 1939, was personally checked and extensively revised by Sri Ramana Maharshi himself.
The Guru Vachaka Kovai verses, recorded by Muruganar in the last decades of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s life, cover the full spectrum of the sage’s teachings. This new translation of the entire work includes previously unpublished explanatory notes by Muruganar and supplementary teaching material by Sri Ramana that illustrates or expands on the words of the original text.