The Brahma Sūtra: The Philosophy of Spiritual Life

The Brahma Sūtra: The Philosophy of Spiritual Life

The Brahma Sūtra: The Philosophy of Spiritual Life

The Brahma Sūtra: The Philosophy of Spiritual Life

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This book is not a product of purely scholarly interests. It has grown out of vital urges and under the pressure of a concrete historical situation. We are in the midst of one of the great crises in human history, groping for a way out of fear, anxiety and darkness, wandering in search of a new pattern in which we can begin life over again. André Malraiix makes a prophecy: 'The principal problem of the end of the century will be the religious problem--in a form as unlike any that we now know as Christianity was from the religions of antiquity--but it will not be the problem of Being.' He refers to 'the discovery of what true Hindu thought is'. Hindu thought whether or not we agree with its transcendental claims has survived the storms of the world for over three thousand years. It has seen empires come and go, has watched economic and political systems flourish and fade. It has seen these happen more than once. Recent events have ruffled but not diverted the march of India's history. The culture of India has changed a great deal and yet has remained the same for over three millennia. Fresh springs bubble up, fresh streams cut their own channels through the landscape, but sooner or later each rivulet, each stream merges into one of the great rivers which has been nourishing the Indian soil for centuries.

When we speak of Indian philosophy or Eastern philosophy, we mean the philosophy that has developed in a certain region of the earth. We do not mean that the truth which science or philosophy aims at is of a provincial character. The search for truth may be conditioned, even restricted by the mental attitudes and traditions of different countries, but the aim of philosophy is to reach truth which is universal. One of the chief . . .

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