Renunciation Through Wisdom
Renunciation Through Wisdom is a collection of essays originally written in Bengali and published by Śrīla Prabhupāda in India during the 1940s. They were later translated into English by his disciples. In these essays Śrīla Prabhupāda expands on themes found in the Bhagavad-gītā, discussing such topics as why people are averse to God, the ultimate causes of suffering, and how the world’s troubles are extraordinarily fleeting when seen from the standpoint of eternity.
Students of Śrīla Prabhupāda will recognize the same common-sense writing style in Renunciation Through Wisdom as in his later, well-known works such as Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, as well as his expertise at distilling the essence of India's ancient Vedic wisdom into powerful, convincing, practical, and easily readable directives.