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Excerpt from Three Lectures on the Vedanta Philosophy: Delivered at the Royal Institution in March, 1894
I AM fully aware of the difficulties which I shall have to encounter in trying to enlist your interest, nay, if possible, your sympathy, for an ancient system of Indian Philosophy, the Vedanta Philo sophy. It is no easy task, even within the walls of this scientific Institution, to obtain a hearing for a mere system of philosophy, whether new or Old. The world is too busy to listen to purely theoretical speculations; it wants exciting experi ments and, if possible, tangible results. And yet I remember one who ought to be well known to all of you in this place, I remember our dear friend Tyndall, rejoicing over a new theory.
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