This book is a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India through the ages.
Mysticism is not an intellectual theory, It is fundamentally an active, formative, creative, elevating and ennobling principle of life. According to the author, mysticism means a spiritual grasp of the aims and problems of life in a much more real and ultimate manner than is possible to mere reason.
This small book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism, indicating theirmutual relations, sometimes genetically and and sometimes logically.
About the Author:
Surendranath Dasgupta (1885-1952) occupied a unique position in the constellation of contemporary Indian philosophers. He annexed highest academic honours from the universities of Cambridge, Rome and Calcutta. Dr. Dasgupta was a prolofic writer and he wrote a number of books of perennial value.