Contents: Preface. 1. Ancient Indian rituals. 2. The Hindu festivals. 3. The Muslim festivals. 4. The Sikh festivals. Bibliography. Index.
"The Universal Soul is the basis of the world, as the horse is the basis of the entire sacrifice. It is the Substratum; and every activity-name, form, action-is something like a wave in the ocean. But the wave is the ocean. The wave is in the ocean, or on the ocean, as you may think of it. Likewise, all actions, name and form, rise and subside within the bosom of the universal soul, so that you may say, just as waves are the ocean, actions are the universal soul. So the universe is the ocean, or rather, the Universal soul is the ocean. That is the deepest and the nearest associate. The greatest friend of man is God." (jacket)