Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita tells the story of a remarkable individual and a remarkable achievement. The individual is His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: philosopher, scholar, spiritual leader, saint. The achievement is the revolutionary transplantation of a timeless spiritual culture from ancient India to twentieth-century America.
Srila Prabhupada traveled by steamship from Calcutta to New York City, arriving at the height of the youth counterculture wave of the 1960s. Living amid bohemians, beatniks, hippies, and self-proclaimed drug prophets, his aim was to plant the seeds of spiritual revolution—by encouraging everyone he met to chant Hare Krishna and to hear Krishna’s teachings as presented in the Bhagavad-gita.