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It is also noteworthy that one who had never received an education in the West was chosen to expound and interpret Indian philosophy to Western university audiences.  He was also invited to the Aristotelian Society of Cambridge University to address one of its meetings.  Prominent among these were the universities of Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia and theological institutions like the Union Theological Seminary of New York and the Pacific School of Religion, California. " 3 Radhakrishnan seems to have followed this advice during most of his foreign visits.

3 Radhakrishnan seems to have followed this advice during most of his foreign visits.  His phrases and epigrams like "when the wick is ablaze at the tip, the whole lamp is said to be burning," "in liberation a man becomes his own masterpiece," "we cannot put our souls into uniforms," ''the last part of life's road is to be worked in single file," became very popular with the audience, and they were noticed using them in their conversations and writings, time and again.  Even before them, from time to time, Hinduism had been interpreted and reinterpreted to accommodate and explain the phenomena of that particular time.

He was teaching Modern European Philosophy covering the period from Bacon to Kant.  In addition to discussing Indian philosophies in the light of Western philosophies, he critically and creatively evaluated them from the standpoint of absolute idealism.  Within India, the book was also responsible for drawing attention to non­Hindu, and especially the great Buddhist, systems of thought. " In the next issue of the same journal another letter of Sinha was published citing seventy more such instances.

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