This course explains the origins and interrelationships of four major eastern religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The Holy Books, the gurus, and their teachings are made easily understandable to the Western mind. The theory and cycle of karma and reincarnation are discussed. Social problems like the caste system and its influence on religion are also examined. A restful feeling settles at the end that all faiths strive for mankind's betterment through a common spirituality.