In a Zoom meeting on 17th September 2021 Michael answers a series of questions asked by Palani about the teachings of Bhagavan Ramana, particularly about why and how to practise self-investigation (ātma-vicāra).
In a Zoom meeting on 16th September 2021 Michael answers several questions asked by Indira about Bhagavan’s teachings, such as whether the seer is ego or our real nature (ātma-svarūpa), the role of ego in our spiritual journey towards self-knowledge, the practice of surrender to the will of God or guru, the value of a human birth, the benefit of self-investigation while we are still practising, doership and niṣkāmya karma, and God as both īśvara and the transcendent reality.
In a Zoom meeting with Ramana Kendra, Delhi, on 12th September 2021 Michael James answered the following six sets of questions about the practice of self-investigation and other aspects of Bhagavan’s teachings:
In a Zoom meeting of the ‘Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK’ on 11th September 2021 Michael James first discussed in detail the fourteenth paragraph of Nāṉ Ār? (Who am I?), and that first portion of this meeting has been posted here as a separate episode: Nan Ar? (Who am I?) paragraph 14.
In a Zoom meeting with the San Diego Ramana Satsang on 5th September 2021 Michael answers questions about the practice of self-investigation and self-surrender and other aspects of Bhagavan’s teachings, and then discusses paragraph 9 of Nāṉ Ār? (Who am I?).
During the international celebration of Bhagavan Ramana’s 125th Advent (anniversary of the day he came to Arunachala on 1st September 1896) organised by Arunachala Ashrama, New York, on 5th September 2021 Michael James discusses how Bhagavan clarified the nature of ego and why and how it can be eradicated only by means of the simple practice of self-investigation and self-surrender.