Renunciation Through Wisdom

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Renunciation Through Wisdom

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Renunciation Through Wisdom is a collection of essays originally published in Bengali by Srila Prabhupada in India during the 1940s and later translated by his disciples into English.

In it he expands on themes found in the Bhagavad-gita; why people are averse to God, the ultimate causes of suffering, and how the world's troubles are extraordinarily fleeting—when seen from the standpoint of eternity.

Students of Srila Prabhupada will recognize the same commonsense writing style in Renunciation Through Wisdom as in his later, well-known works such as Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita As It Is, as well as his expertise at distilling the essence of India's ancient Vedic wisdom into powerful, convincing, practical, and easily readable directives.