In 1972, Bob Cohen, a science teacher in the Peace Corps, began a search for spiritual enlightenment that took him the length and breadth of India. Here is the transcript of his life-transforming meetings with Srila Prabhupada in the holy village of Mayapur, India, the birthplace of Sri Krishna Chaitanya, A True Account.
A search for meaning carries Bob Cohen, a young American Peace Corps worker halfway around the world, to an ancient village in the midst of West Bengal. There, in a small bamboo hut, he finds a teacher who is able to tell him everything he ever wanted to know.
“God, spiritual life–those were such vague terms to me before I met Srila Prabhupada. I have always been interested in religion, but before I met the Krishna conscious devotees, somehow I did not have the proper perspective needed to inquire fruitfully about spiritual life. The existence of a Creator is only common sense–but who is God? Who am I? I had been to Hebrew School and had studied Oriental philosophy, but I could never get satisfying answers to my questions.” – Bob Cohen 1972
A series of meetings with Srila Prabhupada transforms the life of Bob Cohen the Peace Corps worker in India. There in a small bamboo house in the holy land of Mayapur, he finds himself at the feet of one of India’s greatest saintly teachers, a teacher who seems to tell him everything he ever wanted to know.
A series of questions with personal responses by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, giving a clear, logical, scientific, above all else satisfying and yet amazingly lucid responses as answers. These conversations removed any obscurity from Bob’s spiritual life and so you too can follow them, as they always remain realistic, clear and exciting. A classic account of timeless inquiry. Perfect questions with perfect answers is a must read for all sincere souls seeking simple answers to the perfect complex questions.
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