I am immensely grateful to Shantikunj, Haridwar for conferring upon me the
honor of translating into
English, Guruji Shri Pand
it Shriram Sharma Acharya's
learned treatise on the subject of
"Recitation (Jap) and meditation. (dhyan) - the two
stages of worship".
It is indeed a privilege to be asso
ciated with any exercise that is
undertaken with the purpose of acquainting
wider world audiences with the richness,
scholarship and piety of Indian philosophi
cal thought. In rend
ering the complexity
and subtlety of
expressions, into English, I ha
remain true to the contents of the origin
al text, even if it
has occasionally meant
using simpler terms and phrases
for the sake of clarity.
It is my earnest wish that this translation would prove to be of great help to the
serious student in Indian philosophical thought; to those involved in spiritual pursuits,
and also to the lay reader.