The Indian sub continent has been one of the world's greatest fonts of knowledge and religious concepts.
So what are the main sources of such wisdom?
Which of these is a guiding route for a life or lifestyle?
The Rig Veda, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Patanjali Yoga texts, Panchatantra, Dhammapada and the sermons or parables of Buddha and Mahavira, all are to be found collated within this one book. Each has its particular message and each in itself is a philosophy for life's course.
The Wisdom of India, edited by Lin Yutang, is a particularly valuable contribution to the story of human development. Being under one umbrella, these texts can easily be studied and compared for the themes that are common and those that are not.