Essays on Hinduism by Karan Singh
This is a comprehensive overview of the Hindu Faith, its history, evolution, and current development. Following teachings from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, the author argues that the Hindu tradition is not a cult, or a collection of dogmas, but a religion that speaks of the transcendental divinity. It also offers a philosophy of life that cuts across ethnic and geographic barriers.
The essentials of Hindu religio-philosophic teaching are pervaded by the ideal of universalism and love of humanity.
It is the author’s conviction that mankind today is transiting into an entirely new phase of civilization, which may be called the global society, a transition as important, if not more so, as the earlier ones such as nomadic to agricultural or agricultural to industrial. While science and technology are central to this process, so are the great religious traditions because of their impact on billions of people.