In Vanity Karma we find an encounter between India's greatest book of spiritual wisdom and the strangest book in the Bible.Ecclesiastes begins with an argument, overwhelmingly simple and powerful, that our life on earth is pointless, that we spend it working hard for nothing better than vapor and then die and disappear into oblivion. "e;Vanity of vanities,"e; cries the speaker of the book. "e;All is vanity!"e;n the 1960s this wisdom profoundly moved a young Jewish American boy, starting him on a quest for meaning that led him to the Bhagavad-gita, India's quintessential text of spiritual wisdom.In Vanity Karma that young Jewish-American boy, now a 64-year-old swami, looks deeply into Ecclesiastes with the eyes of a reader steeped in the teachings of the Gita.
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Meaning of Life
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