The stories of 34 great sages of ancient India are composed in this book. These stories were published in the English Monthly of the Ramakrishna Order, “Prabuddha Bharatha” from August 1997 to June 2003 and brought out in book form as “Ancient Sages”. It was compiled by Swami Sathyamayananda, the former Editor of Prabuddha Bharatha . The current book is the Tamil translation of the same by Swami Apavargananda.
Indians are proud to say that our forefathers are great seers and saints who had renounced the world and pursued Truth. India achieved its past greatness only through the meditation and penance of these noble men. They preached the eternal truths to the common men which enabled them to lead peaceful and truly happy lives. But today as most of the people are after money and ordinary pleasures they are gradually forgetting these noble souls and their teachings. This book is of great help to learn about these great men, our forefathers.