The talks in this book are powerful messages to whichever group might receive them, but they are especially for a Western audience. Swami Chidananda must have given the talks with the western perspective and cultural conditioning in mind. He has been able to distil the wisdom of the East into ideas and examples that relate directly to the life experience of the Westerners who heard the talks or who might be reading them here in this book. One would feel that everything has been explained and nothing has been left out. What is more Swamiji's great love and compassion are already evident in his talks, and the current of spiritual force that flows out the talks brings the reader to a greater understanding of the highest truths.