This book of 26 articles is authored by people from different walks of life all over the world. The articles are grouped under 15 topics such as literature, music, law, family and society. Of the two introductory articles, the second gives an idea of what values are and how they are related to reality and social norms. In the other articles, the authors share their perceptions, opinions and insights concerning values in the fields they are actively associated with. Some of the eminent personalities who have authored the articles are H.H. the Dalai Lama, D.K. Oza, Charles Kingman Mitchell, Nani A. Palkhivala, Barbara Dana and monks of the Ramakrishna Order. The articles first appeared in the annual issue of the 1995 of the Vedanta Kesari, a monthly magazine of the Ramakrishna Order. The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to it from readers all over the world led to the publication of this book. Anyone who wishes to adopt values and lead a meaningful life can benefit from the book.