Commentaries on
Sri Ramana Maharishi's Teachings
Who Am I?

by John David (formerly Premananda)

Arunachala Shiva is a profound homage to the spiritual greatness of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi who is one of India’s most well-known Sages. Included in this book is his famous text, Who Am I? (Nan Yar) in which he declares that Self-enquiry is the most direct route to Self-realisation.

Arunachala Shiva paints an intimate picture of Sri Ramana’s life, taking us behind the scenes to moments with his closest disciples. The shocking yet compelling commentaries offer new and unexpected insights into his teachings, challenging entrenched ideas and assisting a final realisation. The unique nature of these interviews is revealed in the DVD Preview and in the 100 photographs.

Available in English, German and Russian.


Your own Self-realisation is the greatest service
you can offer to the world.

Sri Ramana Maharshi



David Godman has lived at Arunachala
for thirty years, becoming an authority
on Sri Ramana. He is the author of many
books on Sri Ramana and his close
disciples, most notably Be As You Are.



James Swartz an American Vedanta
teacher and author, visits Arunachala
every year. His latest book, How to
Attain Enlightenment, highlights the
Vedanta approach to liberation.



John David (formerly Premananda)
is an English spiritual teacher with
twenty years experience of Self-enquiry.
He has held an annual retreat at Arunachala
for the last ten years. He is the author
of several books including Blueprints for Awakening.





The beauty and fascination of Sri Ramana Maharshi and his Teachings are reflected in the high quality, carefully designed hardcover book.

• 36 colour art pages with 100 photographs of Ramana Maharshi, Arunachala and surroundings.
• Map of Arunachala and surroundings including information about the places Sri Ramana lived. This map is a useful tool for all those wishing to visit the holy mountain Arunachala, and for those interested in a detailed picture of Sri Ramana’s life.
• DVD Preview containing Film Preview for Arunachala Shiva, the DVD Film of this book and photographs including Sri Ramana’s portrait, pictures of Ramana Ashram and Arunachala.

ISBN 978-0-9555730-6-4, Hardcover 370 pages





The Film expresses the important aspects of Sri Ramana’s life and teachings. It presents the highlights of the thought provoking commentaries from David Godman, James Swartz and John David (formerly Premananda) on Sri Ramana’s most important written works. The film contains archive material of Sri Ramana, film of the Ramana Ashram and of course, beautiful footage of Arunachala.

• Film length 75 min.
• Subtitles in German, Russian, Danish, French, Dutch, Spanish.
• Bonus material: Commentator's life stories (40 min.), High quality photographs.

ISBN 978-0-9555730-9-5