The present volume was part of my original scheme of the explanation of the Mahabharata; but the work increased beyond expectation, and I did not feel equal to the task. After the publication of the first volume, however, I was taken back to my original idea, and felt that, as the Mahabharata was a picture of all systems of Hindu Philosophy and Religion, it could not be properly understood unless the essential idea of the systems themselves was properly grasped.
I cannot help thinking that, in spite of the great scholarship of modern times, the fundamental idea of the chief systems of Hindu Philosophy and Religion has not been properly understood. We do not know that the five great systems of Hindu Philosophy are based on the five great creative energies of life; Soul, Buddhi, Mind, and the Senses of Knowledge and Action and correspond to the five different ways of examining the problem of life, conceived of as created by God, Nature, or both; while the sixth system, the Purva Mimamsa, is a connecting link between them all. Nor do we know their exact connection with the Vedas, Brahmanas, or the Upanishads. The same is the case with the different systems of Religion of Vishnu, Siva, Brahma, Buddha, and Mahavira and the Tantra as a connecting link between them.
I felt that unless all this was properly explained it would be impossible for the reader to understand the Mahabharata as a picture of all this in Story-form. This will follow as soon as possible, in the next volume. I have added a chapter on Hindu Thought and the Holy Bible at the end of this volume, as I believe it might be of interest to the reader.
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