In Essence


His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

This book is for seekers. Although we’ve been trying to understand our world since the beginning of time, and philosophers, theologians, and scientists have tried to interpret the world for us, we still want to know what we’re doing here and whether life has meaning and purpose. Drawing on questions like these and others asked by the many people he spoke to over the years, in this book His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada responds with logic and wit from an ancient treasure house of Vedic wisdom – speaking to questions on yoga, meditation, the mind, and karma, and exploring the self, the universe, and the source of existence. Includes a how-to guide on how to practice bhakti-yoga.

The author 

At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Prabhupada was asked by his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English. In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad-gita, assisted the Gaudiya Matha in its work and, in 1944, started Back to Godhead, an English fortnightly magazine.