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.
Excerpt from the introduction:
“On an ancient island in Bengal, between the waters of the Ganges and the Sarasvatl, a young Peace Corps worker began a mystical, inner journey into a new and deeper reality….
I began to ask my questions. Inadvertently, I had approached a guru, or spiritual master, in the prescribed way-by submissively asking questions about spiritual life. Srila Prabhupada seemed pleased with me, and over the next several days, he answered my questions. I asked them mostly from an academic point of view, but he always gave me personal answers so that I would actually spiritualize my life. His answers were logical, scientific, satisfying and amazingly lucid.”