Read selected poems from Rafael Stoneman
Rafael was born in America. At age 20, he had a spiritual awakening. By 22, he was reading Ramana’s books and staring at pictures of Ramana, wishing to go to India. With the birth of three sons, there wasn’t the opportunity to go to India. After 16 years, when Rafael got out of a 3.5 year Active Army contract, he finally made it to Arunachala and Ramana’s Ashram.
A year later he met Natalia. In Arunachala, Ramana made it clear to Rafael that to see Ramana in all beings was the only way to truly live Ramana’s teachings. The honorable discharge from the Army allowed for G.I. Bill benefits, and Rafael studied psychology and addiction counseling. Since incorporating A.H. Nonprofit, Rafael has worked with parolees as a Community Service Coordinator, developmentally disabled as a care-giver, and is currently working as a Mental Health Recovery Worker.
From: A.H. Nonprofit