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Condensed version of the biography of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta.

The movement he started is now known to millions around the world, yet he himself remained in the background, without personal ambition. This is the fascinating biography of an extraordinary saint, scholar and religious leader: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Condensed version of the biography of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta.

The movement he started is now known to millions around the world, yet he himself remained in the background, without personal ambition. This is the fascinating biography of an extraordinary saint, scholar and religious leader: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

“The life of Srila Prabhupada is pointed proof that one can be a transmitter of truth and still be a vital and singular person.…Srila Prabhupada is one in a thousand, maybe one in a million.”
—Harvey Cox, Professor of Divinity, Harvard University.

The riveting story of Srila Prabhupada’s life will make you wonder how the world has largely missed this saint who recently walked among us. As a sociological, philosophical, or religious study, Srila Prabhupada’s life story stands tall as a unique contribution to millions of individuals and to the world.

If you read nothing else about bhakti-yoga, read this biography—the life of one soul steeped in pure love for God.

Srila Prabhupada

“Who is Srila Prabhupada?” people often ask, and it is always a hard question to answer. For Srila Prabhupada always eclipsed conventional designations. At various times people have called him a scholar, a philosopher, a cultural ambassador, a prolific author, a religious leader, a spiritual teacher, a social critic, and a holy man. In truth, he was all these things and more. Certainly no one could ever have confused him with the modern entrepreneurial “gurus” who come to the West with slickly packaged, watered-down versions of Eastern spirituality (to satisfy our urge for instant well-being and exploit our well-documented spiritual naivete.) Srila Prabhupada was, rather, a true holy man (sadhu) of deep intellectual and spiritual sensitivity—he had deep concern and compassion for a society which, to such a large degree, lacks real spiritual dimension.

For the enlightenment of human society, Srila Prabhupada produced some eighty volumes of translations and summary studies of India’s great spiritual classics, and his work has seen print both in English and in many foreign languages.