India is the world’s ancestral home of religious consciousness. Yet in India too, interest in religion has greatly diminished in recent years. Economics and politics are, today, stronger motives than religion or culture. Yet, I believe in the crisis of the new questioning spirit of these days is being born a new faith in reason, a new yearning for simple truths, for a rejuvenated life, for a new creative activity. From the very homeland of Bolshevism come voices that a new religion is needed for a new renewal of life.
The new criticism is a call to reconstruction in religion. And in the revolt of a section of Indian youths against religion, I hear a cry for a revaluation of religious values. The history of humanity is a story of repeated recoveries and rediscoveries of religion.
Einstein, the greatest Jew since Jesus, has given us his fruitful theory of relativity, and we begin to understand that all our knowledge is relative to our reference-mechanism.