Srila Prabhupada träffade sin andlige mästare Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati 1922. Denne bad då Srila Prabhupada att sprida den vediska kunskapen på engelska. Under åren som följde skrev Srila Prabhupada en kommentar till Bhagavad-gita och bistod Gaudiya Matha i dess arbete. År 1944 började han ge ut Back to Godhead, en tidskrift på engelska som kom ut varannan vecka.
At the dawn of time, Brahma sat in trance, seeking inspiration to create the universe. Who am I?' he wondered. Where have I come from? What should I do? Then the Supreme Being, Krsna, revealed Himself, flooding Brahma's heart with transcendental knowledge. Passed down since Brahma's time through an unbroken chain of gurus and disciples, that same profound knowledge is ours in The Quest for Enlightenment.The author of Quest is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whom scholars and spiritual leaders worldwide recognize as the most distinguished teacher of Indian culture and philosophy of the modern age. With his spiritual lineage reaching back through Brahma to Sri Krsna, Srila Prabhupada is uniquely qualified to present the timeless Vedic teachings on yoga, meditation, reincarnation, and self-realization that have helped countless seekers in their search for ultimate peace and happiness.