Satsvarupa dasa Goswami is one of the first American disciples of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acarya of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (better known as the Hare Krishna movement). Born in 1939 in New York City, Satsvarupa (then Steve) graduated from Brooklyn City College and served two years in the United States Navy. Upon returning stateside he became a social worker for New York City’s welfare department.
This is a condensation of the six-volume Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta, the authorized biography of Srila Prabhupada, in an easy-to-read one-volume format. Of the Lilamrta, Stillson Judah, late Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Theological Union/Pacific School of Religion, wrote: “This work is an eloquent tribute to the memory of a man who played a central role in American religious history during the counter-cultural ’60s and ’70s. It will provide a mine of information to scholars and to anyone else interested in the movement Prabhupada brought to America from India.”