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.
In 1972, Bob Cohen, an American science teacher serving in the Peace Corps, found himself halfway around the world, in the holy village of Mayapur, West Bengal, on a search for spiritual enlightenment. There, in a small bamboo hut, he found a teacher able to answer his questions. Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers is the record of his transformative talks with Srila Prabhupada.