A Vedic View Of Western Philosophy
F rom1973 to 1976 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada recorded a hundred hours of discourses on thirty-six western philosopher's from Socrates to Sartre. At the final session, he gave the book its title and said, "Print it at once!"
But the next year, Srila Prabhupada left this mortal world, and the manuscript remained unpublished, as some of his disciples feared releasing such a controversial book. "It's an unscholarly punch in the nose," one philosophy professor object. "It's a treatise against philosophy," said another.
About Srila Prabhupada
H is Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world's most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. He is also the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Srila Prabhupada, as he's known to his followers, translated and commented on over eighty volumes of the Vedas' most important sacred bhakti texts, including the Bhagavad-gita—a concise handbook for understanding the purpose and goal of human life—and the multi-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam—an epic biography of Krishna, Krishna's avatars, and His many devotees throughout the history of the universe.