The Quest for Enlightenment

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

At the dawn of time, Brahma sat in meditation, seeking inspiration to create the universe. “Who am I?” he wondered. “And where have I come from? What should I do?” In response, the Supreme Being, Krishna, 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, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whom scholars and spiritual leaders worldwide have recognized as a distinguished teacher of Indian culture and philosophy in the modern age, is part of a spiritual lineage that reaches back all the way to Brahma, who is a direct disciple of Sri Krishna. This makes Srila Prabhupada uniquely qualified to present these timeless Vedic teachings on yoga, meditation, reincarnation, and self-realization, which have helped countless seekers in their search for ultimate peace and happiness.

The author 

At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Prabhupada was asked by his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, to broadcast Vedic knowledge in English. In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad-gita, assisted the Gaudiya Matha in its work and, in 1944, started Back to Godhead, an English fortnightly magazine.