Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji, PhD, is a Vaishnava scholar and practitioner. He is the founder of Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies, which promotes Vedic culture, philosophy, and Ayurveda through education. He has authored 15 books related to Indian culture and philosophy, and several important publications in many prestigious journals. Dr. Dasa serves as a visiting professor at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, and the American Hindu University. He was honored by the late president of India, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, for his extraordinary contribution in presenting Vedic culture worldwide.