The Vedas and the Upanisads are the treasure house of varieties of spiritual experiences is not of course a discovery of mine, for they have been held in the highest esteem in our age-old tradition precisely because of this and they have been acknowledged to be so by a number of distinguished scholars and savants of Indian thought in the recent past also. Surendra Nath Dasgupta, for examples, whose mastery in the Indian  philosophical tradition is undisputed, has very clearly pointed out that "philosophical speculations in India can be traced to the intuitive experiences of the Upanisads and some of the Vedic hymns"

Published: 2003-12-31