More Portraits of Ramana Maharshi and Devotees (1)

Protected by Copyscape Web Plagiarism Scanner

Archive:  these sketches and portraits were published in the Ramana Maharshi Foundation Journal, Self Enquiry in the years 1993-2003

**

Image

Ramana with Squirrel

**

**

Image

Ganapati meets Ramana

**

**

 Image

Ramana and a Verse by Muruganar

**

**

Image

The poet Muruganar

The Tamil poet Muruganar listened  and transcribed each day, Ramana’s words to verse.  These beautiful poems and meditations are published in Garland of Guru’s Sayings and  Guru Vachana Malai.  Like Talks and Day by Day with Bhagavan, they are an accurate companion to Ramana’s daily conversations, silence and presence in the Ashram.    

**

**

Image

T.K.Sundaresa Iyer

Another great devotee and scholar:  author of reminiscences “At the Feet of Bhagavan

**

**

Western devotees with Ganesan

Some of the long term residents of Ramanasramam during the 1950s/60s.

**

**

V.Ganesan

Co-editor, with Arthur Osborne, of the Ashram Journal The Mountain Path.   Ganesan has traveled, taught, shared stories and made friendships all over the world, and now lives quietly near Arunachala.

 **

**

Image

Arthur Osborne

Arthur Osborne, a poet, and initially a follower of Rene Guenon, came to Ramana in about 1942, following his internment in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.  He made the Ashram his home, and brought up his children there.  During those early and more rural decades at Ramanasramam, many vivid personalities thrived – a pioneering atmosphere, an empire being built, but in a different way.   Osborne founded and published the Ashram Journal The Mountain Path:  a vivid chronicle of Ramana’s teaching and devotees, amid the life and mythology around Arunachala.  It contains beautiful restored photographs from the archives, and enjoys a global circulation.

**

**

 Image

Ramana visits Major Chadwick

As chronicled in A Sadhu’s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi …

**

**

 Image

Douglas Harding: First Person cosmic egg

Douglas’s experiments sprang to life again, during his visits to Tiru.

**

**

 Image

Papa Ramdas

Another great devotee and much loved Master in southern India, whose liberation bore fruit in Ramana’s presence.

**

**

Image

Frank Humphreys arrives to lunch

“Everyone comes to him as a book … from him, God radiated terrifically … “  Perhaps Ramana’s first Western visitor:  Frank Humphreys was a policeman serving in India, and a Theosophist.  His reminiscences of his discovery are another early gem.  Ramana suggested that people should do Self-enquiry while practicing their own faith and culture with sincerity:  on his return to the UK,  Humphreys became a Catholic monk.   Behind Ramana, Ganapati Muni enjoyes the perennial Anglo-Indian comedy.

**

**

 Image

Ramana Arunachala

**

**

To be Continued …

**

 

 

 

My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books) – along with many other creations in house.  

I write, illustrate, design and print my books.   Watch this space.

19 thoughts on “More Portraits of Ramana Maharshi and Devotees (1)

    • Dear Jane

      Your drawings of Sri Ramana and devotees are very beautiful. Might I please use a small version of your sketch of Sri Muruganar on the back cover of my book on Upadesha Unthiyar, which came about through Sri Muruganar’s personal prompting? My email address is robjani47@gmail.com. I shall be happy to send you a .pdf of the cover, and the text itself, if you would like to see them.

      With thanks

      Rob Butler

  1. Jane , I love and admire your black and whit e sketches Always have, since I saw the first one ! They are inspiring , absorbing and what I like best, is the way you succeed in capturing the soul essence of each one . Namaste ! What a gift to mankind you are . Thank you . Bridget Della

  2. Each and every one of the sketches reflect the the vitality and joy —- all mirrors of Ramana e.g. Ganapati Muni . The anecdotes greatly enhance the excellent sketches and the poem by Arthur Osborne “The Dance” makes one want to get up and dance .
    Jane`s work will be historically significant . She is simply one of the best !

  3. Hi, Jane,
    can I use your “ramana-with-squirrel” in my site’s design? I made a site in Russian dedicated to Sri Ramana: http://www.ramana.ru, now I want to modernize it a little and have found your amazing site with beautiful pictures. I want this picture “ramana-with-squirrel” as a small icon.
    And I get a group dedicated to Sri Ramana http://vk.com/ramanamaharshi, where I’ve put this beautiful picture, don’t you mind?

      • I love the pictures of Ramana on your sites. Maybe some more sketches will happen! And that lovely one of Annamalai Swami, whom I met. If there is any problem with reproducing Ramana with Squirrel as a small icon, together with my link, don’t worry about the link, as it is already on the second site. Peace

  4. Pingback: Beautiful Drawings

  5. The use of whiteout to amend these courageous permanent ink lines (and also to highlight them) is a wonderful emblem of a rightly lived spiritual life: authentic, available to everything, and not too fussy…

  6. Thankyou–How long the journey–upon
    this–the surface of the Heart’s uncharted
    depths–how long before we see through
    the mirage– in this– the desert– of
    our life–what is this joy which eludes us-
    as we gaze through tears– wet and dry–
    upon the failure of our own understanding– of our ignorance- of
    self and other—and with our eyes upon
    the surface–and bind to the depths–
    we gasp for breath– for this– the absance of – the heart– for this– the
    lack of Self embrace– for this– without
    which– we cannot see our own face–
    yet– alone– any other– in this– the
    desert– awaiting- the bloom———–
    Of Ajata—- for which— there really
    are no words— not even it’s name–
    in the non-existent language– of–
    non-existent– maya—in play—-
    Thankyou–

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s