Sri Ramana Maharshi was one of the most famous sages of the 20th century. His guidance was mainly in silence and he wrote very little. The Forty Verses on Reality was composed at different times and was brought together as a coherent whole by Sri Muruganar, his most famous Tamil poet devotee. The work was originally published in 1928 and a subsequent version in Sanskrit by Sri Ganapati Muni was published a few years later under the title Saddarshanam. Sri Ramana exposes that there is an uynderlying Reality to all experience and it can be known within oneself, in the Spiritual Heart (Hridayam). If the seeker manages to establish himself in that Reality, his ego will disappear, along with the universe and God. To arrive at true Self-knowledge, Sri Ramana proposes a deep inner quest into the source of the rising “I” that we experience everyday in the waking state.