Readings in Vedic Literature

Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Satsvarupa Maharaja's “Readings in Vedic Literature” provides a firsthand experience of India’s timeless wisdom. Along with concise introductory essays, the book includes the entire Bhagavad-gita and illuminating excerpts from the Puranas and Upanisads. In this way the reader can discover the tradition for him- or herself.

“Readers, be of good cheer. To those of you who have surveyed in confusion the trackless path of Indian philosophy, this volume offers hope and respite. You are holding in your hands a reasonable and highly readable account of the particulars of Vedic thought....Read and find enlightenment.”

Professor Jerry Clack Dept. of Classics Duquesne University

“I am impressed by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami’s presentation. His initial chapter is one of the best statements available on the importance of the guru in transmitting spiritual knowledge....”

Dr. Thomas Hopkins Dept. of Religious Studies Franklin and Marshall College

The author 

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.