"This volume will be of high quality in
terms of its get up and presentation, so that it can be preserved over a
long period of time.
In our view, the volume should focus more
on the underlying philosophy of Hinduism and less on its day-to-day
practice, which has evolved differently in different parts of India, or
the world for that matter.
One or more articles would recognize the
local context in which the temple was established, and some of the
underpinnings of the original vision. In general, all articles should be
thought provoking and interesting to a broad base of audience.
In general, all articles submitted for
publication should be easy to understand and meaningful to the second- and
third-generation of Indian Americans and their descendants and, of course,
Our belief is that the spiritual
foundations of Hinduism are so universal, and the context in which it can
exist and co-exist so global and pervasive, that we simply take it for
granted, without making an effort to explain it. This volume will make
that conscious effort. Unless we make a concerted effort to project
Hinduism as way of life rather than as a sequence of activities, we will
not be doing our best to explain the fact that Hinduism is not just a set
of procedures to address known contexts and situations, but also the
unforeseen and what is yet to come."