“The present book was written by Sri Swami Omkar in 1950 during a fast which lasted for forty days.
Swami Omkar is a mystic. I do not now wish to discuss the value and validity of mystic consciousness. But I must point out that Swami Omkar’s mysticism is virile and rationalistic — to the extent mysticism could be rationalistic. He does not claim to have had any peculiar visions or weird dreams. He, of course, has realized the unity of the whole world in the one thing ‘Real — the Spirit’. He has no attachment of any sort to dogmas and creeds, nor is his love and friendship limited to one country or nation. His is a global view — a view which embraces Man as such. In like way he worships God — not the God revealed in this religion or that — but God who is claimed to be revealed in every religion, but who is fully and perfectly revealed in none.”
— Prof. K. Satchidanandamurty
Dept. of Philosophy, Andhra University, Waltair