This book is a collection of message giving short stories. As written in the book, Sri Ramana Maharshi used to narrate these stories in order to explain some of his teachings in more depth. My mother has told me some of these stories during my childhood, so it was a pleasure to read them again here especially this time as a lesson/message rather than a plain story.
The stories might sound unrealistic to people who are not familiar with Indian religion and culture as most of the mythological and other stories in Indian culture are symbolic and have a hidden meaning behind it.
I would definitely recommend this book to you, the only suggestion being the use of heart rather than the mind to understand the teachings.