Nome (spiritual teacher)

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Nome (born January 23, 1955) is a spiritual teacher at Society of Abidance in Truth, known by the acronym SAT, which established and maintains a temple for nondual Self-knowledge in California.[1] He expounds the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Advaita Vedanta.[2][3] He, along with Dr. H. Ramamoorthy, translated into English the essential and classic work of Advaita Vedanta, "Ribhu Gita",[4][5] which was highly recommended by Sri Ramana Maharshi. The English translation has been published by Society of Abidance in Truth and has since then been re-published by Sri Ramanasramam (Tiruvannamalai, India)[6] and translated into Hindi [7] and Italian.[8]

Teachings[edit]

Nome teaches Advaita Vedanta, especially as is contained in the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.[9][10] These teachings are those found in traditional Advaita Vedanta as expounded by Adi Sankaracharya, Ribhu, and the Upanishads[11] and are concerned with Self-Knowledge, or Self-Realization as it is often referred to, and with the spiritual practice of Self-inquiry.[12]

The teachings are presented in Satsangs and retreats held at the SAT Temple.[13] Nome has also given satsangs at Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning in Bangalore.[14] In March 1995, Nome discoursed at the Ramana Maharshi National Seminar conducted in Bangalore.[15]

At the invitation of Sri. V. S. Ramanan, President of Sri Ramanasramam, Nome spoke at the centennial celebrations of the advent of Sri Ramana Maharshi at Arunachala, on the morning of September 1, 1996 at Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, India.[16] Nome’s discourse actually commenced with silence, which was followed by a brief talk on the direct experience of Self-Knowledge as revealed by Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Writings and translations[edit]

Nome is also a translator and author of Vedanta texts. Very much of the translation work, from Sanskrit and Tamil into English, was performed in close collaboration with the late Dr. H. Ramamoorthy, a foremost Sanskrit scholar and expert in Tamil, from 1989 to 2001.[17] Among his writings and translations are:

Practice[edit]

Nome's inner journey is written in the article "Timeless Presence". It was written at the request of Sri V. S. Ramanan, President of Sri Ramanasramam in 1996 for the book, “Centenary Souvenir Commemorating the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Ramana at Arunachala,” which was released on September 1, 1996.[18][19] The article has since been re-published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning[20] and SAT.[21] The book describes the timeless presence of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Nome's practice of Self-inquiry for his steady abidance in Self-Realization.

Biography[edit]

Though he is generally known in the USA, India, and elsewhere simply by the single name “Nome,” he is also known as I. Nome, I. M. Nome, and somewhat more rarely and primarily in India as Master Nome.[22] Nome is married. His wife, known as Sasvati, is involved in many of the publications mentioned above in the form of writing prefaces and the design and layout work for the books.[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hinduism Today, October 1995
  2. ^ Western Seekers on Sri Ramana Maharshi, Edited by A. R. Natarajan, Published by Ramana Centre for Learning
  3. ^ Essence of Enquiry, by Sri Ramana Maharshi/Gambhiram Seshayya, Commentary by Nome, Published by Ramana Centre for Learning
  4. ^ Hinduism Today, October 1995, Published by Himalayan Academy
  5. ^ Hinduism Today, 2003, Published by Himalayan Academy
  6. ^ The Song of Ribhu, Published by Sri Ramanasramam
  7. ^ Ribhu Gita, Translated into Hindi from English, by Dr. Pradeep Apte, 2006
  8. ^ La Ribhu Gita, 2008, Published by Hamsa
  9. ^ Interview in Hinduism Today, October 1995
  10. ^ Hinduism Today, April, May, June, 2008. Page 53
  11. ^ Society of Abidance in Truth
  12. ^ Essence of Enquiry, by Sri Ramana Maharshi/Gambhiram Seshayya, Commentary by Nome, Published by Ramana Centre for Learning
  13. ^ India Currents, Spiritual Events for Bay Area
  14. ^ The Ramana Way, by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, May 1995, Page 90
  15. ^ The Ramana Way, Published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, August 1995, Page 195
  16. ^ Mountain Path, Jayanti 1996 Issue
  17. ^ Ribhu Gita - Author Biography
  18. ^ Foreword to the book Timeless Presence, Published by Society of Abidance in Truth
  19. ^ Centenary Souvenir Commemorating the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Ramana at Arunachala, Sri Ramanasramam, September 1996
  20. ^ Western Seekers on Sri Ramana Maharshi, 2005, Published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning
  21. ^ Timeless Presence, 2003, Published by Society of Abidance in Truth
  22. ^ Hinduism Today, October 1995
  23. ^ Acknowledgements in the book A Bouquet of Nondual Texts, Self-Knowledge, and other SAT Publications

References[edit]

  • Hinduism Today, Published by Himalayan Academy, October 1995 [1]
  • Centenary Souvenir Commemorating the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Ramana at Arunachala, Published by Sri Ramanasramam, September 1996
  • Western Seekers on Sri Ramana Maharshi, 2005, Published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, Edited by A.R. Natarajan
  • Essence of Enquiry, 2005, by Sri Ramana Maharshi/Gambhiram Seshayya, Commentary by Nome. Published by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning

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