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Videos on the Teachings of Sri Ramana

    Introduction
  1. Discussion on 12th September 2015
  2. Discussion on 11th July 2015
  3. Discussion on 11th April 2015
  4. Discussion on 13th September 2014
  5. Discussion on 10th May 2014
  6. Discussion on 8th February 2014
  7. Interview on 10th August 2013
  8. Discussion on 8th June 2013
  9. Discussion on 11th August 2012
  10. Discussion on 9th June 2012
  11. Discussion on 9th July 2011

Introduction

This page contains copies of all the currently available videos of Michael James discussing the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, arranged in reverse chronological order. These videos can also be viewed on Michael’s YouTube channel: Sri Ramana Teachings.

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An Italian friend has begun to create Italian subtitles for these videos, so as and when she completes any of her subtitled copies I will add a link to it below after its respective original. So far she had completed the subtitles for one of them, the discussion on 13th September 2014.

Audio copies of many of these videos have been made available by another friend on MediaFire in a folder called Discussions with Michael James, where they can either be listened to online or downloaded as MP3 files, so a link to each audio copy is given below after its respective video.

12th September 2015: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses the implications of Sri Ramana’s teaching that our life as a person is just a dream, and then answers questions on this subject and other aspects of his teachings, particularly the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra). [Permalink: 2015-09-12]

Audio copy of this video: 12th September 2015: Discussion with Michael James on our life being just a dream.

11th July 2015: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses the first ten verses of உபதேச வுந்தியார் (Upadēśa Undiyār), in which Sri Ramana discusses the various practices of devotion (bhakti) and explains how they are progressively more effective in purifying our mind, culminating in the practice of ananya bhāva (meditation upon God as none other than ourself), which is the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra), and which he says is ‘the best among all’ spiritual practices, and then answers questions on the practices of devotion and self-investigation. [Permalink: 2015-07-11]

Audio copy of this video: 11th July 2015: Discussion with Michael James on devotion and self-investigation.

11th April 2015: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses verses 25 and 26 of உள்ளது நாற்பது (Uḷḷadu Nāṟpadu), in which Sri Ramana explains the nature of the ego and why the only way to destroy it is to investigate or scrutinise it, and then answers questions on the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra). [Permalink: 2015-04-11]

Audio copy of this video: 11th April 2015: Discussion with Michael James on the ego and how to annihilate it.

13th September 2014: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses the nature of the ego and why the only way to destroy it is to vigilantly watch or examine it, and then answers questions on the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra) taught by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. [Permalink: 2014-09-13]

A copy of this video with Italian subtitles can be viewed here on Amara, and a transcript of the Italian subtitles can be read here.

Audio copy of this video: 13th September 2014: Discussion with Michael James on annihilating the ego.

10th May 2014: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James answers questions about the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra) and related aspects of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. [Permalink: 2014-05-10]

Audio copy of this video: 10th May 2014: Discussion with Michael James on self-investigation.

8th February 2014: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses and answers questions on the practice of self-investigation (ātma-vicāra) and how to apply the clue given by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi: 'to whom? to me; who am I?'. [Permalink: 2014-02-08]

Audio copy of this video: 8th February 2014: Discussion with Michael James on self-investigation.

10th August 2013: Rick Archer, host of Buddha at the Gas Pump, interviews Michael James about the philosophy and practice of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This video can also be viewed on the Michael James page of the BatGap website and here on their YouTube channel. [Permalink: 2013-08-10]

8th June 2013: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses some passages from நானார்? (Nāṉ-ār or Nāṉ Yār?: Who am I?) and then answers questions on the practice of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. [Permalink: 2013-06-08]

Audio copy of this video: 8th June 2013: Discussion with Michael James on Sri Ramana’s Nāṉ Yār?.

11th August 2012: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses some passages from நானார்? (Nāṉ-ār: Who am I?) and then answers questions on the practice of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. [Permalink: 2012-08-11 (complete)]

Audio copy of this video: 11th August 2012: Discussion with Michael James on Sri Ramana’s Nāṉ Yār?.

11th August 2012: An abridged copy of the previous video. This video can also be viewed here on the SriRam108 YouTube channel. [Permalink: 2012-08-11 (abridged)]

9th June 2012: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses some passages from நானார்? (Nāṉ-ār: Who am I?) and then answers questions on the practice of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. [Permalink: 2012-06-09 (complete)]

Audio copy of this video: 9th June 2012: Discussion with Michael James on Sri Ramana’s Nāṉ Yār?.

9th June 2012: An abridged copy of the previous video. This video can also be viewed here on the SriRam108 YouTube channel. [Permalink: 2012-06-09 (abridged)]

9th July 2011: At a meeting of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK Michael James discusses ‘destruction of mind’ (manōnāśa) and then answers questions on the practice of the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This discussion of manōnāśa relates to an article that Michael wrote and that was later published on his blog: Manōnāśa — destruction of mind. [Permalink: 2011-07-09]

Audio copy of this video: 9th July 2011: Discussion with Michael James on manōnāśa.