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For Those with Little Dust - Selected Writings of Arthur Osborne
For Those with Little Dust - Selected Writings of Arthur Osborne

For Those with Little Dust - Selected Writings of Arthur Osborne

by Arthur Osborne

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Sri Ramanasramam


9788182881488 - Year: 2015 - Pages: 318



Arthur Osborne

Author: Arthur Osborne
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
Year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 318
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182881488


Arthur Osborne was one of those rare individuals in whom an exceptionally keen intellect and an intensely introspective and poetic spirit were wonderfully integrated. A graduate of Oxford and a lover of learning, he had prepared for what would doubtless have been a brilliant career in teaching. Yet he was compelled to follow his inner longing to experience the Supreme Reality. This ultimately brought him halfway around the world to the abode of the Indian sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Kindled by the flame of spiritual practice, his innate literary abilities were radiantly transformed; he became a vehicle for the larger truths he was experiencing. There are many who have the ability to comment on and interpret spiritual truths, but only when that knowledge is born of experience will the words be empowered, thereby guiding others on the spiritual path.

In the eponymous first editorial of this collection of articles, Arthur Osborne writes, "It is related that after attaining Enlightenment the Buddha's first impulse was to abide in the effulgence of bliss without turning back to convey the incommunicable to mankind. Then he reflected, 'Some there are who are clear-sighted and do not need my teachings, and some whose eyes are clouded with dust who will not heed it though given, but between these two there are also some with but little dust in their eyes who can be helped to see; and for the sake of these I will go back among mankind and teach."

In the same manner Arthur Osborne dedicated himself to sharing his insight and depth of experience with seekers on the path. From January 1964 to his demise in 1970 he was the editor of The Mountain Path, a journal published at Sri Ramanasramam, the abode of Sri Ramana Maharshi in South India.

The editorials, articles and poems in these pages bridge an expanse of spiritual topics which are uplifting and enlightening. Seekers of Truth from all faiths and paths will find this collection a treasure-house of practical wisdom and guidance.



Introduction to the Third Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Part I Ramana-Arunachala
The Quest and the Goal
Ramana Arunachala
The Man Called Ramana
The Direct Path
Arunachala Ramana
The Literary Testimony
Affinity with Buddhism
Ramana Sadguru

Part II - Editorials
To Those with Little Dust
Where Charity Begins
A Path and a Guide
The Two Paths
Karma Marga Self-Building
Realization and Guidance
Guidance and Orthodoxy
Ramana Sadguru
Higher Powers
Reincarnation Tales of Meaning
The Problem of Suffering
Total Therapy
Quest and Egoism
Sacred Poetry
Sacred Poetry - 2
`This' and 'That'
Self and Ego
Frustration and Fulfillment
The Power of Compassion
Who is Who?
Me and the World
Concentration and Detachment
Religion in History

Part III - Poems
The Indweller
Be Still
The Cosmic Dance
The Dance
The Few
Heart and Head Lines from 'A Testament'-I
Lines from 'A Testament'-II
The Old Man of the Sea
Ramana Sadguru
The Voice of the Ego


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