Wisdom tradition has been instrumental in the evolution and development of the core spiritual philosophy of Sanatana Dharma and it has played a pivotal role in the continuity and change of Indian culture, society, and polity. Wisdom tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation by Guru Paramparas of India has periodically ignited social awakening and contributed to cultural creativity and social change. This tradition which is beyond religion, caste, gender, and race, has the power and potential to bind the people of this land with a single string of spirituality beyond religious sectarianism and social segregation. The scientific systemization and dissemination of the amazing wisdom that we have received from ancient gurus and rishis, and especially its introduction in school and university curriculum shall create a new awareness and pride in our young generation about Indian culture. Hence the importance of this volume.
Spirituality as a Form of Knowledge, Mrinal Miri; Reviving the Wisdom Tradition: Sanatana Dharma and Hinduism, Swami Navananma Jnana Thapaswi; Guru Tradition, Cultural Creativity and Social Change: The Onto-Genesis of Indian Cultural Tradition, Sebastian Velassery; Buddhist Preceptor Tradition and Social Transformation: The Hermeneutics of a Historical Legacy, C.D. Sebastian; Spiritual Evolution of Life with Reference to Sri Aurobindo, Panneer Selvam, Discourse on Religion and Secularism: Approached through Guru Tradition, P.I. Devarajan; The Religious Thoughts of Narayana Guru: Tradition, Modernity, Dualism, P. Chandramohan; Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru: Continuity and Change in the Wisdom Tradition of India, K. Gopinathan Pillai, Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru: The Source of Revelation to Social Evolution, C.V. Babu; A Gandhian Imagery of the Civilisation of the World: A Legacy Rooted in Guru Tradition; Sustainable Development and Social Progress Retrieving the Human, Reena Patra