The Ramayana is a fascinating and enthralling epic. As children we grew up listening to its inspiring stories, and it provided a sound foundation for our value system. However, the epic is not just a fable that has been passed down through generations; its deep mystical knowledge is revealed through the grace and blessings of a Guru. This 'inner' Ramayana was unveiled to me by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda when I was a youngster. With his inimitable wit, humour and depth of insight, Gurudev awakened our hearts and minds as he unfolded the core meaning of the Ramayana and its relevance to our spiritual life.
Seekers of both the devotional and the intellectual bents will find a myriad of jewels in the tapestry of this profoundly moving - and philosophical - story.
Swami Swaroopananda - disciple of one of the foremost spiritual lights of our times, Swami Chinmayananda, and protege of the present Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda - uses the lens of Vedanta to highlight this underlying essence and its significance for spiritual aspirants, in this eye-opening mini treatise.
The inner Ramayana takes the lessons of the epic from the simple to the sublime.