Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛtavolume 3
A Biography of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
Śrīla Prabhupāda-līlāmṛta tells the story of a remarkable individual and a remarkable achievement. The individual is A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda: philosopher, scholar, religious leader, saint. The achievement is the revolutionary transplantation of a timeless spiritual culture from ancient India to twentieth-century America and the world.
In this third volume, Only He Could Lead Them, we encounter one of the most important periods in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s life, as he courageously establishes and develops his movement in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, the counterculture capital of the West Coast. There, in 1967, hundreds of thousands of hippies had gathered for a “Summer of Love,” and in that unique environment of radical exploration and experimentation, the Swami and the chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa were warmly welcomed and celebrated.
The research team assembled by the author traveled throughout the world to gather thousands of hours of interviews with hundreds of people who knew Śrīla Prabhupāda; diaries and memoirs from his students; and more than seven thousand of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s letters. Then the author and his team distilled this voluminous firsthand source material into a rich composite view of Śrīla Prabhupāda, a dazzling and colorful picture of one of the most remarkable lives of our times.