The abhangas, the spontaneous outpourings of a keen devotee, offer the very core of advaita. For centuries, the abhangas have served as succinct and direct pointers to Reality.
The format of the abhanga is simple, easy to understand: a few lines dealing with a particular aspect of the Understanding, followed by a forceful summation akin to an arrow that embeds itself in the heart, circumventing the intellect. In some cases, the abhanga bursts forth when the arrow finds its mark.
Shirish S. Murthy's Consciousness Strikes presents, in the abhanga format, the quintessence of the advaitic teachings of a contemporary Sage. Ramesh S. Balsekar.