I am familiar with the writings of Sri Ramana Maharishi and believe that he truly was an embodiment of spiritual enlightenment.
The point is, though, that it is not a matter of understanding words. To really practise this undestanding is a lifelong and very arduous spiritual discipline. Ramana Maharishi himself walked away from his home and all possessions and concern for himself. Had he not been tended by some local people who recognised his saintliness, he might well have succumbed to starvation. For 20 years after his realisation, he remained largely silent and a recluse, giving no heed to his physical well-being, insect bites, the weather, or anything else. He owned nothing and ate only what was brought to him.
There are plenty of books saying 'you are already enlightened' or 'realise your own true nature'. But to actually traverse this path of self-enquiry - which I accept is completely genuine - requires a great deal of discipline and sacrifice. This is no reason not to study it, but I think it needs to be acknowledge that it is not an easy path to walk.
What do you thinK?