Jayadvaita Swami’s Book Wins Benjamin Franklin Award

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Vanity Karma, a new book by Jayadvaita Swami, has been presented with the 2016 Benjamin Franklin gold award by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, it won best book of the year in the category of “religion.”

The award was presented on April 8th at the 28th Annual IBPA Publishing University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The book, subtitled “Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Search for the Meaning of Life,” explores two profound wisdom texts – one a book from the Old Testament of the Bible, the other Lord Krishna’s words to Arjuna.

Both mean a lot personally to Jayadvaita Swami — Ecclesiastes set him on his spiritual path, which led him to the Bhagavad-gita. And he hopes his exploration of them in Vanity Karma helps others on their own spiritual journeys.

“I am grateful that my book has received this distinguished award,” he said in his acceptance speech. “But I can’t claim the credit for it. The credit belongs not to me but to the sages whose wisdom the book brings together in dialogue.”

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