By John Yale, 313 pages, Hardcover.
A record of the journey by an American, who later became Swami Vidyatmananda, to India to gain first hand experience of the Ramakrishna Order. In recent years a strong interest has developed in comparative religion, the 'perennial philosophy', and Eastern spirituality. Writings on these subjects by Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Gerald Heard and others have been read enthusiastically. Sharing this interest, the author, who came from a Protestant background, left the business world in 1948 to devote himself seriously to the study of Vedanta. Two years lateer he joined the Ramakrishna Order at its Southern California branch.