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.


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.