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“The Beautiful Story of the Supreme Personality of Godhead”
Srimad Bhagavatam contains 18.000 verses in 335 chapters and consists of 12 subdivisions of books, each of which are referred to as Cantos. These 12 books together tell the complete history of the Vedic culture, as well as stories of the Lord and His incarnations. Srimad Bhagavatam covers the collection of stories known as the Puranas.Learn More | Video Sample
Canto 1 sets the foundation for the Srimad Bhagavatam starting with the philosophy of devotion. It gives insight into Vyasadeva’s inspiration to write the Srimad Bhagavatam through conversations with the great Sage Narada Muni. The reader is lead from the battlefield of Kuruksetra through the years leading up to King Pariksit’s education on the Ganga River by Sukadeva Goswami.
Prescribed Duties for Mankind
Lord Krishna’s Holy Name saves the fallen brahmana Ajamila while Narada Muni’s compassion casts light on the quality of Vaisnava tolerance and insight into the eagerness of the Supreme Lord to reclaim His devotees, and the souls transformation when encountering devotional service.
The Science of God
Pious and impious inclinations and acts become the cause of our future happiness and distress. Witness as the wicked King Hiranyakasipu is measured against his auspicious young son Prahlada Maharaja and his pure devotion to God after being enlightened by the great sage Narada Muni. Prahlada’s devotional prayers to the half man half lion incarnation, Lord Nrsmhadeva.
Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations
Pastimes of the Lord in different incarnations are vividly presented in which the Lord protects His devotees such as King Bali and Gajendra the elephant from the dangers of material wealth, lust, pride and the consequences of offenses to great souls in the material world.
Lust, anger, greed, pride and envy affect different personalities from great kings, to demigods, and even to elevated sages. By meditation on these ancient stories one gains the determination to take shelter of the Lords Lotus feet as the only hope against conditioned existence.
Description of Life in the Kingdom of God
The pastimes of the Supreme Lord Krsna, His unlimited transcendental attributes, and the amazing loving reciprocations with His devotees in the Kingdom of God. This sweetest fruit of the Srimad Bhagavatam constitutes the most precious gift for humankind and the opportunity for all souls to directly absorb themselves in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna.