By Swami Ashokananda, 150 Pages, Paperback.
When first the beauty of spiritual life dawns on our vision, our reaction to it is pre-eminently emotional. We then lack understanding, we do not know the bearings of the path that leads to the spiritual goal—we are moved by an impulse. But very soon we feel the want of clear knowledge. Doubts assail us and we yearn to know the why and wherefore of things. Swami Ashokananda, who wrote this book, was one who felt the same need. He remembers the days of his difficulties, and believes that a discussion of the preliminary stages and donations of practical religion will do a great service to spiritual aspirants.