First Edition of Volume I, 2010
"We live in a time when humanity itself has become an ecological and evolutionary problem for the earth rather than a participating friend. At the same time we live in a unique epoch where many cultures of past and present come together, intermingle and fructify each other.
The concepts of cycles in nature, causality, hierarchical relationships, ecology and evolution are discussed from the angle of a select number of high cultures which determine our views and attitudes. This work is a selected presentation of important expressions concerning these concepts, their contrast with general occidental scientific thinking, and speculation about what may be the outcome of the blending of global thought.
At the end of the book, recorded interviews based on 20 questions with representative individuals in India, America and Europe have been printed in full.
The study has been carried out in full respect for all human thinking, and the values and achievements of the great minds of all traditions. It is the conviction of the author that, running through the garland of multicoloured beads which make up the totality of human evolution is the thread called truth, and that, despite the differences in approach and on the outer level, truth is what everyone is yearning for."