Arthur Osborne (writer)

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Arthur Osborne (1906 – May 8, 1970) was an English writer on spirituality and mysticism, and an influential disciple and biographer of Ramana Maharshi.

Biography[edit]

Osborne studied history for two years at Christ Church, Oxford, but left the university dissatisfied with the academic culture.[1] In 1936, he set out on a spiritual quest, which eventually brought him to Ramana Maharshi in 1942.[2] From 1964, Osborne served as the founding editor of Mountain Path, a journal published by Ramanasramam, the ashram founded by the devotees of Ramana Maharshi.

Works[edit]

Osborne published several books on Ramana Maharshi, including Ramana Maharshi and the path of self-knowledge, one of the principle publications on Ramana Maharshi. Other publications include a biography of Shirdi Sai Baba. Thirty years after Osborne's death, his autobiography was discovered among his papers and published by Ramanasramam as My Life and Quest.

Selected bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osborne 2001.
  2. ^ Osborne 2001, p. 69-70.

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