A preliminary text of Vedantic studies, this work lays a very good foundation for all advanced studies. Full of guidance for right living, the book inspires every reader to pursue true spirituality. The language here is simple, yet forceful. Avoiding Technical jargon, Pujya Gurudev initiates us into the essentials of a higher, value-based life. Organized into over thirty lessons or essays, the material here is ideal for a novice. Of course, advanced students would also find the teachings here very refreshing. Used in Chinmaya Study Group and Yuva Kendras (Youth Groups) as an introductory work, many thousands have received great benefit from the timeless piece of Self-development literature. As a forerunner to higher Indian Philosophy, this book is sure to be of great help to study circles in academic environments and outside as well.