Condensed and Retold by Swami Tapasyananda, 216 Pages, Paperback.
In the Indian tradition philosophy and religion have always gone hand in hand. When philosophy accepts the furtherance of man's spiritual life as its aim, it becomes the best ally of religion, exercising ennobling and liberalizing influence on it. Swami Vivekananda's philosophical lectures provide the best example of philosophy put to such a use. They present the universal spiritual values and their rational justification without reference to any particular cult or creed. Though their background is Vedantic, they are so closely related to the fundamentals of spiritual life that the followers of any religion will find in them some aid both to deepen and to broaden their faith.