The Indian tradition lays down various schemas to organize life. This book analyses them in the modern context. Shrutis and Smritis are seen through Swami Vivekananda’s eyes. Complex concepts of dharma, caste, moksha, and karma yoga have been explained.A careful reading of this work convinces one that new moral codes in consonance with traditional values and modern needs have to be created. Evolving out of the December 2002 special issue of the English magazine The Vedanta Kesari, this work could be a manual of morality in the lines of the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.