The topics discussed in this book pertain not to any particular event in history, but deal essentially with the broad sweep of the modern age and with the vital role that India must play, both spiritual and practical, in this age if she is to attain her full potential?a consummation from which the world will necessarily benefit. Originally these articles were published as editorials in the monthly journal Prabuddha Bharata in the later half of the 1920s and had created a stir in the India's intellectual, nationalist, and religious circles, being extremely thoughtful and deeply inspiring.
The whole universe is one in the Atman. That Atman when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Atman when it appears behind this little universe, the body, is the soul. This very soul, therefore, is the Atman in us.