More than twenty years have passed since the author came across Sadhana Panchakam, containing the instructions which Sri Shankara had prescribed for new seekers inclined to traverse the Path to Perfection. Captivated by the simplicity of the style and lucidity of thoughts, the instructions were adopted as the first steps on his journey. They clarified many truths contained in scriptures, primarily the Rigveda, Upanishads, Itihas and some puranas. The notes taken on studying Shankara's commentaries on Upanishads and other hymns fortified the search further.
The present book is the result of those notes. It is hoped that the attempt would be useful for other seekerss as well, as it did help him, whereupon the purpose will be served.