grabbed much, and by sifting the chaff, I selected only a few topics
and satisfied to give only bare outlines of every item, for the main
reason my acquisition of spiritual lore, to be true, is poor, and
with that little, if I make a dive, coming out of it never arises.
For, when browsing over a few authentic treatises, I was so
confounded with some of the hair-splitting arguments, that they left
me blank. The highly advanced mysticism is far beyond the
grasp or grip, nor it is necessary for books on temples. A
few, bare, externals, I inferred suffice
the purpose, and so incorporated them in the preparatory part.
They in fact serve the reader greately, since nodding acquaintance
at least is indispensable for an Indian, whether he professes
Hinduism or not.