Srila Prabhupada's books contribute to the world's philosophical and theological body of knowledge; they enrich the literary heritage of earth; they provide academics with a reference point to understand the true nature of the Vedic way; they bring personal fulfillment and satisfaction; they help convince us that knowledge dwells within the hearts and minds of the great sages and the scriptures that they rely on. Srila Prabhupada's books act as an instruction manual by which one can live successfully in the material world; they present solutions to contemporary problems; they fulfill the desire of spiritual predecessors to spread the message of love of God; they provide an alternative to materialism; they clearly explain the nature of the material existence; they answer the most probing philosophical questions such as "who am I?", "who is God?", what is time, nature and destiny?", and "where am I going?"