Arthur Osborne (1906 – May 8, 1970) was an English writer on spirituality and mysticism, and an influential disciple and biographer of Ramana Maharshi. Osborne studied history for two years at Christ Church, Oxford, but left the university dissatisfied with the academic culture. In 1936, he set out on a spiritual quest, which eventually brought him to Ramana Maharshi in 1942. 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. He died on 8 May 1970 in Bangalore, aged 63.
The child is much nearer the vision of the self. We must become as little children before we can enter into the realm of truth. This is why we are required to put aside the sophistication of the learned. The need for being born again is insisted on. It is said that the wisdom of babes is greater than that of scholars. Sri