Written in simple Language the Essays collected in this book bring out the important tenets of Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics as also the salient features of Pali literature and Buddhist Art. Buddha's view of suffering and the path that he discovered for annihilating desires which cause suffering are beautifully explained in some of these essays. His glorious message that man has infinite capacity to ameliorate his lot and can himself get rid of suffering without depending upon any god, has been set forth in some of these essays.
A few of them bring out the literary and Aesthetic aspects of Pali literature and Buddhist Art. How Buddha ethicised the concept of the 'beautiful' has been explained in one of the essays.