Sri Ramana Devi is a satguru, the True Teacher. A unique, effortless style of teaching, in the presence of the Master you experience the wisdom of the ages in a modern updated package. During the teachings of Sri Ramana Devi ancient traditions and wisdom are brought to you in a practical, down to earth manner. So you feel at ease and comfortable, and are not even aware you are studying. Most of the teaching aspect of the study is given in silent transmission through the Satguru to the Student just by presence alone. The actual verbal teaching is a mere distraction for what is really being taught. The wisdom of the One Supreme Consciousness!
Sri Ramana’s Advaita Vedanta Philosophy
Sri Ramana teaches that Brahman (GOD) is the only reality, and that everything that exists is Brahman. God is the only reality and the true nature of all beings. Advaita Vedanta is an aspect of Hindu philosophy which focuses on the relationship between your Atman and Brahman. Advaita Vedanta is based upon the wisdom of the ancient Hindu texts, notably the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras. Traditionally there are three schools of Vedanta, which are based upon differing interpretations of these texts. The ancient scriptures describe the inner self (Atman) as being identical in nature to the formless God (Brahman). In the same way that a droplet of water is identical in essence to the vast ocean, though the ocean is far greater, the inner self is identical in nature to Brahman. If the water droplet was merged into the ocean, you would not be able to tell it apart as a separate individual, it is one with the entire ocean. In the same way when the inner self merges with Brahman, it becomes one with God. We need to acknowledge the divinity within us.
Sri Ramana teaches that one needs both knowledge and devotion to realise the Self. We need knowledge of our true self, that we are one with God. We need to question, explore and understand divine truths with our minds. We need knowledge to realise that God is ultimately in all that exists and is the only truth. But, knowledge alone can only take us so far. We need God’s grace to actually realise this truth – our minds can never understand the reality of God, God is experienced in our hearts.