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V Chandrashekar

An Engineering Graduate who completed his higher studies in the USA, V. Chandra Shekar is a successful businessman with a penchant for publishing religious literature in a easy way, to help people understand their meanings and using them in a beneficial way in their lives.

Books from this author - Amruthavarsha - Vol I - Ganpati Shlokas Book + CD, Amruthavarsha 2 Devi Shlokas Book + CD, Amruthavarsha 3 Vishnu Shlokas Book + CD, Amruthavarsha 4 Venkateshwara Shlokas Book + CD, Amruthavarsha 5 Shiva Shlokas Book + CD



V Ganesan

Born in 1936, up to the age of 14 years old, Ganesan grew up in the presence and proximity of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. His sacred memory of the Great Master is rich in its content; and, even at that tender age he could see Sri Ramana as the greatest compassionate human being.

On April 14, 1950 – the day the Great Master chose to leave the body – the adolescent Ganesan stood near the entrance to the room where Sri Ramana was lying and was fortunate to witness the brilliant flash of Light that later moved towards the top of the Holy Hill – Arunachala.

Ganesan obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy; and, then came to stay permanently at Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai – the sacred abode of Sri Ramana Maharshi – taking care of the Old Devotees of Sri Ramana. He did it as his sole sadhana (spiritual practice). In that way, he collected the reminiscences of Sri Maharshi from those Old Devotees which have never before been recorded. His close contacts with sages and saints, including Swami Ramdas, Mother Krishnabai, J. Krishnamurti, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Yogi Ramsuratkumar, he says, have deepened and widened his understanding of the ‘Direct Teaching’ of the Maharshi. However, he feels himself to be an insignificant ‘dust’ at the Holy Feet of Bhagavan Ramana.

He has traveled widely and spread the ‘Direct Teaching’ of Sri Ramana Maharshi, in its pristine purity, wherever he was invited to give talks. He has authored a few books on the life and teaching of Bhagavan Ramana. Among others, Purushothama Ramana, Be the Self, Moments Remembered, Direct Teaching of Bhagavan Ramana and Practising Self-Enquiry, are very popular.

At the veranda of his cottage ‘Ananda Ramana’ he meets earnest seekers, every Monday and Thursday, between 9.30 and 11 a.m., sharing with them the spiritual treasure entrusted with him by all these holy and sacred souls. (This information has been extracted from Mr. Richard Clarke's popular blog, Living In The Embrace Of Arunchala, posted at http://richardarunachala.wordpress.com).

Books from this author - Direct Teaching Of Bhagavan Ramana



V Ramarathnam

V. Ramarathnam (1917–2008) was a Carnatic musician, author, teacher and composer. Ramarthnam, the vocalist disciple of Sangeetha Rathna Mysore T. Chowdiah. He was the first Principal of the University College of Music and Dance, University of Mysore since its inception in 1965, a position which he held till his retirement in 1987. He was awarded many honorary titles such as Sangeetha Kala Sagaram (ocean of music)





V V S Saibaba

Dr. V.V.S Saibaba (1947-), a Professor at Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, wherefrom he holds his Master’s degree (1973) and Ph.D degree (1985). He was the Head in the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies at Acharya Nagarjuna University (1987-89). He taught Buddhist Sanskrit texts, philosophy of the Buddha, Scriptural readings, Indian philosophy and Shankara Advaita. He has participated in several International and National Conferences and supervised research on Jaina and Buddhist Philosophical texts, Buddhist history, Art, Architecture, Literature, Judaism, Catholic Christianity and Hatha Yoga. He has published the book Facets of Buddhist Philosophy: Theravada and Mahayana; many research papers in International and National Buddhist journals. He was a consulting editor of the Contemporary Who is Who, American Biographical Institute, USA.





Valentine Teisseire (Puja)

Puja / Valentine Teisseire (1979- ), who received the blessed name of "Puja" from Sri Sri Sadguru Swami Advaitananda, is a French disciple who has been following in His footsteps for the last four years. It is her first attempt to offer her Master's nectarful words for the welfare of all.

Books from this author - Nectar Words Of My Master



Vanamali

Vanamali





Vasishtha Ganapati Muni

Vasistha Ganapati Muni (1878-1936), famed as Kavyakantha, and popularly addressed as Nayana, was a mighty spiritual personality in his own right and had a large following of illustrious disciples. It is a standing testimony to his spiritual sincerity, humility, and intellectual honesty that he recognized the uniqueness of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi's teaching, accepted Him as his Guru, and proclaimed him as the Maharshi to the whole world.

He had his first spiritual, historical meeting with Brahmanaswami (later, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi) at the Holy Arunachala Hillock November 18, 1906.

Ganpati Muni was born in 1878 at Kaluvarai village, near Bobbili in Vijayanagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. He left his mortal body on July 25, 1936 at Nimpura near Kharagpur in his ashram. It is said that that on that day Bhagavan Ramana came to know that it was Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni’s last day and since morning Bhagavan neither partook of any food nor allowed anyone else to eat. At about 5.00 PM that day he at last told everyone that Ganapati Muni is no longer in this world. Right after that, the news came from Nimpura that Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni had attained Siddhi.





Vedula V L N Murthy

Vedula V. L. N. Murthy

Books from this author - You Too Can Be Ideal



Vijai S Shankar

An introduction always necessitates the name, qualifications, and achievements of that person being given, in the case of an author, titles of books published. These are the sine qua non for acceptability. They are the stuff upon which the ego is built and strengthened. His words and writings reveal life that is ‘here’ and ‘now’, the life that is enlightened and, above all, is already your own. Life expresses itself through every manifestation in the world, be it animate or inanimate, allowing to each its own illusory identity, which is a reflection of its intelligence. Thus thinking happens to man – his basic attribute; perception happens through senses – as thoughts; and a singular movement, which is a process of transformation of energy, as actions in the form of thoughts. The conviction ‘I think’, ‘I speak’, ‘I do’ escapes no man – albeit illusory and never real. The understanding that life is a reflection of light and sound and not physical in time and space is enlightenment.

Books from this author - The Illusions Of Life -Self Inquiry, Kaivalya Gita Vol I, Kaivalya Gita Vol II, The Power Of Illusion



Vijay Vancheswar


Vijay Vancheswar is a postgraduate and doctorate in the management discipline from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Delhi. A corporate executive turned academician he has been associated with various management institutes taking courses and programmes on soft skills development including communication and business ethics, integrating aspects of spiritual intelligence in transactions and self-development.

He has been associated with the Ramana Kendra in Delhi, dedicated to promoting the teachings of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi in various capacities including the editor of its publication Direct Path and vice president of its management committee.

He is also a contributor to the spiritual column ‘Speaking Tree’ of the national daily, The Times of India where he writes about spirituality in daily living by integrating the key aspects of the teachings of Bhagavan Ramana and Shirdi Sai Baba.

He lives in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, South India with his wife Annapurna, a professional in the environment management area.






Vishal Desai

Vishal Desai








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