13 June 2006

Paul Brunton House

This picture shows the living room and kitchen of the original Paul Brunton house. Paul Brunton was probably one of the first high profile Westerners who came to Arunachala and Sri Ramana Maharshi. In Brunton's book, In Search of Secret India which is regarded as a spiritual classic, he recounts his travels and travails in India in his search for a Spiritual Master.

When Brunton moved out of Ramana Ashram he took a house at Palakothu, an adjacent colony. His small house was subsequently bought and renovated by a German lady, Helga, who permanently resides at Arunachala. She is now in her 70s and her home still contains Paul Brunton's original rooms. For more information about Paul Brunton see link:


Divyakka said...

What is on the walls - are they pictures or just colored wallpaper?

Arunachala Living said...

Helga has been living in the house for over 30 years - its her home - so she does her own thing. As to the walls - she has made a collage of different photographs and paintings. Its her personal stuff - nothing to do with Brunton.

Helga is refreshingly pragmatic in her attitude to life. To her Brunton is just the previous owner. No attachment there!