In each of the ten lectures collected in this book, the author, a master of Vedantic elucidation, speaks to the average spiritual aspirant — one who desires spiritual enlightenment, but is not yet willing to let go of worldly pleasures. He shows us a gradual way — not a way of compromise, but a way of steady and sure advancement toward the ultimate goal of illumination. In these lectures he tells us how to go about it and why it is the only natural and rational thing for human beings to do.
To succeed you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. I will drink the ocean, says the persevering soul, at my will mountains will crumble. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.