Readers of the Harijan are aware that in later years Gandhiji had come to believe that Ramanama was not only an effective aid in controlling the mind but was also an infallible remedy for most of the ills of the body. His writings about Ramanama therefore assumed a deeper significance during these years.
While issuing this second edition we have taken the opportunity to add
some later writings on Ramanama by Gandhiji to the original selection
and have also added a chapter from Manubehn Gandhi's book — Bapu — My
Mother. The chapter though forming part of Manubehn's diary is in
fact a report of Gandhiji's devotion to Ramanama almost in his own
words. We trust the additions will please all lovers of Gandhi ji's
writings on Ramanama.