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The Science of Peace


I ska Upanishat, 6, 7
' He that seeth all things in the Self, and the Self in
all
things, he thenceforth doubteth and sorroweth no more/
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seekers after a final solution of the ultimate problems
of
life, who are not content with the solutions now
extant.
I believe that such an endeavour deserves sympathy; I
believe that it will be more successful if I have the
help
and co-operation of sympathetic friends than if it were
left to my own unaided resources ; and I believe that
you
can and will give such help effectively. This help from
you is the more needed as the many distractions of a
life,
which past karma has thrown along the lines of office
and
the business of the householder, rather than those of
literary pursuits and the studious leisure of the
scholar,
have, prevented me from making this work anything more
than the merest outlines of the all-embracing subject
of
metaphysic, well defined as ' completely unified know-
ledge,' treated therein and those outlines too, full of
immaturity of thought, possible extravagance of
express-
ion, and certain lack of the finish of scholarship.
" I therefore pray that you will look through this
little book and, unless you think it wholly useless for
the
purpose mentioned, will send it back to me after having
noted on the blank pages all obscure or doubtful and
debatable or positively inaccurate and inconsistent
state-
ments of fact, falseness or exaggeration of sentiment,
and
confusion or illogic of arguments and marshalling of
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