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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, 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.

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, 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 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 Krishna, 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.

A special feature of Quest is a series of conversations in which the author gives the Vedic point of such Western philosophers as Socrates, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Carl Jung. “In my darkness I could have wished for nothing better than a guru,” wrote Dr. Jung, “someone possessing superior knowledge and ability.” Srila Prabhupada and the teachings he presents in The Quest for Enlightenment are what Jung—and we—are looking for.