|We seek the dignity of man, which
necessarily implies the creation of social conditions, which would allow him freedom to
evolve along the lines of his own temperament and capacities; we seek the harmony of
individual efforts and social relations, not in any makeshift way, but within the
frame-work of the Moral Order; we seek the creative art of life, by the alchemy of which
human limitations are progressively transmuted, so that man may become the instrument of
God, and is able to see Him in all and all in Him.
world, we feel, is too much with us. Nothing would uplift or inspire us so much as the
beauty and aspiration, which such books, can teach. In this series, therefore, the
literature of India, ancient and modern, will be published in a form easily accessible to
all. Books in other literature of the world, if they illustrate the principles we stand
for, will also be included.
This common pool of literature, it is
hoped, will enable the reader, eastern or western, to understand and appreciate
currents of world thought, as also the movements of the mind in India, which, though they
flow through different linguistic channels, have a common urge and aspiration.