Writings » Perfect Escape
Timeless wisdom from the Vedas with modern commentary based on the teachings of one of India's greatest spiritual leaders.
The advanced consciousness of human beings is for understanding the deepest mysteries of existence. What is life? What is its origin? Why does it exist? Yet most people today don't even have any practical understanding of the difference between spirit and matter. Spiritual knowledge is vague and inconclusive. Although fashionable peddlers of popular spirituality claim we are spiritual beings, there is a huge gulf between chic notions of the spiritual self and clear-cut knowledge about it. Centuries ago, the truth was imparted during a chance encounter between a wandering sage, Jada Bharata, and a powerful ruler, Maharaja Rahugana. In the course of a spirited discussion, Jada Bharata expertly and lovingly transported Rahugana out of the desert of false prestige, and unscrupulous action. To this day, anyone who acts according to the knowledge he imparted, will prosper in full understanding and spiritual satisfaction. Jada Bharata's timeless wisdom is a blueprint for the perfect escape from material bondage through knowledge of the Supreme Ultimate Truth.
Devamrita Swami was born 16 October 1950 in New York City. At the age of thirteen, he received a scholarship to prep school in the mountains of New Hampshire, where he studied until, at seventeen, he received a scholarship to Yale University. In 1972, Devamrita Swami graduated from Yale University. At this time he came in contact with the books of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He discovered that the knowledge presented in these books was the beginning of his real education. His attraction to this transcendental information was immediate - and the effect profound. Devamrita Swami decided to abandon a corporate career in order to concentrate fully on his spiritual development. Devamrita Swami bacame an initiated student of Srila Prabhupada in 1974, and in 1982 he accepted the renounced order of life. For the past twenty-four years the author has travelled worldwide, presenting the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. Currently he is based in Australia and New Zealand, and frequently travels to India and the Orient.