From the renowned author of The Central Philosophy of Buddhism comes an eagerly awaited collection of his twenty papers. Apart from two papers original to this volume the collection carries papers published in a span of over forty years in various books and journals. professor Murti has imbibed the best of the traditional Indian system of intensive study of original texts and the philosophical equipment of a modern professor and philosopher. These qualities are reflected in every line of his papers. The reader finds in the present author a companion who takes him to the vast expanse and depths of Indian thought with comparisons and evaluations with allied issues in western philosophy.