|About the Book|
Arthur Osborne came to Tiruvannamalai in 1945 after the Second World War and, although he knew about him before, he met Sri Ramana Maharshi for the first time and formed a deep devotion to him which inspired the rest of his life. He also developed aMoreArthur Osborne came to Tiruvannamalai in 1945 after the Second World War and, although he knew about him before, he met Sri Ramana Maharshi for the first time and formed a deep devotion to him which inspired the rest of his life. He also developed a clear understanding of Ramana Maharshi’s teachings both intellectually and spiritually and in 1964 he became the founder/editor of the ashram magazine The Mountain Path, which he carried on until his death in 1970.he has written several books on Ramana Maharshi chief among them being Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge which is the most accessible of biographies in English and editing Sri Raman aMaharshis teaching in his own words. He also edited and collated The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi, Arthur Osborne wrote several other works including Buddhism and Christianity in the Light of Hinduism and The Rhythm of History. During the war he was confined in a prison camp in Thailand and he said that those books were entirely written in his head by the time he was released. It only remained for him to put them down on paper.The present book is a testimony to his deep erudition and ability to reveal the core truth of great religions known to humanity.Arthur Osborne carried his considerable scholarship humbly. He never used a long word when a short one was sufficient. He sought and wrote of the essence on whatever topic he explored. A quiet, modest person who generally only spoke when spoken to, he was greatly respected by all who came in contact with him.