The Vedas have had a profound impact on the Indian psyche since untold ages. Yet Western scholarship has not been able to draw anything coherent out of the texts. Could this fount of India's cultural ethos be so shallow as to be a mere description of nature by a bewildered, primitive mind?
The author shows how gross objects such as cow, horse, chariot and cave have been used by the Vedic seers as symbols of deeper realities. He discusses the process of symbol formation, and establishes the primacy of the spiritual aspect over the physical and mythical which are of secondary character.
The light Sri Aurobindo has shed on the secret of the Veda has been an indispensable aid in this study.