Vedic knowledge is the ancient and universal root, not only of Hinduism, but of many of the world's religions and mystical traditions. Hindu and Vedic knowledge presents a complete system of spiritual science, including all the practices of yoga as part of a rich field of spiritual culture. From the River of Heaven may be the most accessible and relevent overview of the spiritual tradition of India and its clearest presentation to the modern mind.
The book is a broad compendium of wisdom and insight that reaches into all aspects of life and all domains of human culture. It covers diverse topics as the different systems of Yoga, the scriptures of India, the universal meaning of Hinduism, philosophies both Hindu and Buddhist, Yogic cosmology, the Gods and Goddesses, Sanskrit and Mantra, the Vedic view of society, the science of Karma and rebirth.