In The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words Arthur Osborne has succeeded in presenting in a brief compass the essential teaching of the Maharshi, through a process of selection from his dialogues and written works. The matter has been classified under distinct subjects. This book fulfills the need for a short, reliable compendium of Sri Bhagavan’s instructions — which in earlier years were available mostly in the form of diaries. The notes of the author are of great value.
Arthur Osborne (1906-70) was one of the most well known of the devotees of Ramana Maharshi. He is particularly well known for his work as founder-editor of THE MOUNTAIN PATH, the spiritual journal published by Sri Ramanasramam. He was its Editor till 1970. An Oxford graduate in history, he was on the faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Siam. He was interned for sometime in the 1940’s by the Japanese (during World War II). After release and evacuation in 1945, he came to India — straight to the Ashram of Maharshi. His family members were already living there. He sought refuge at the feet of Maharshi and became an ardent devotee. So did his family members.
Arthur Osborne is the Editor of The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi. Another popular work of his is Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-knowledge. He has many other works to his credit. pp. 210