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Vanity Karma

Vanity Karma


Searching for meaning in a meaningless world

Ecclesiastes, "the strangest book in the Bible," begins with a powerfully expressed argument that our life on earths pointless that we spend working hard for "vanity,' for nothing better than vapor - and then die and disappear into oblivion.

In the 1960s the themes of Ecclesiastes profoundly moved a young Jewish-American boy, (Jayadvaita Swami) starting him on an almost despairing quest for meaning that led him to the Bhagavad-gita, the great wisdom text of India. Now, some forth-five years later, Jayadvaita Swami looks deeply into Ecclesiastes again.

Vanity Karma includes the full text of Ecclesiastes in a modern English rendering, with commentary and reflections on each verse.