Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
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What is life for? What may give it meaning? Does it have any meaning at all?

A sage in ancient Israel brooded over these questions. In ancient India, too, such questions drove a despairing warrior to seek answers from his divine friend Krishna. The thoughts of the sage became the wisdom book Ecclesiastes; those of Krishna, the Bhagavad-gītā. Their wisdom speaks to our deepest concerns.

In Vanity Karma, wisdom meets wisdom as these two perennial classics come together, both offering us profound understanding. And a deep and authentic spiritual understanding, we may find, can infuse our lives with meaning and with joy.

Vanity Karma brings you on a journey through the full text of Ecclesiastes, a journey illuminated by traditional biblical scholarship, insights from the Bhagavad-gītā, a dash of autobiography, and a steady spiritual focus.

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About the author

Jayadvaita Swami is an American monk in the Indian tradition of Krishna spirituality. He has edited more than forty English volumes of Sanskrit wisdom literature. He travels and teaches in Africa, India, America and Europe. This is his first book.

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Publisher
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
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Published on
Aug 1, 2015
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780892134465
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Comparative Religion
Religion / Spirituality
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