This is a book of selections from the various religious literature of India which enables one in some measure to understand the heart of Indian religious experience. Slow and patient brooding is essential to grasp the inner meaning of the great passages of any scripture. To grasp the deeply religious impulses which find utterance in these passages they have to be carried to the inner chamber in which one quietly faces life’s questions in the presence of God. Prolonged familiarity with the vital passages is essential to accomplish such a task. This handy book of selections will be of help here. It contains passages for the Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Gita and other Sanskrit sources which are often the fountainhead of religious life in India, as well as from the rich devotional literature available in Marathi, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. The volume carries a number of exquisite portraits which greatly enhances its value.