Customers who bought this also bought
Have a question?
About this item
The ideals of spiritual communism, according to Srimad-Bhagavatam, are based more or less on the oneness of the entire human society, nay, of the entire energy of living beings. The need is felt by great thinkers to make this a successful ideology. Srimad-Bhagavatam will fill this need in human society. This first volume of the 30 Volume set sets the scene and gives the chance to get the feeling of the whole Bhagavatam without having to purchase the full set.
Human society, at the present moment, is not in the darkness of oblivion. It has made rapid progress in the field of material comforts, education and economic development throughout the entire world. But there is a pinprick somewhere in the social body at large, and therefore there are large-scale quarrels, even over less important issues. There is need of a clue as to how humanity can become one in peace, friendship and prosperity with a common cause. Srimad-Bhagavatam will fill this need, for it is a cultural presentation for the respiritualization of the entire human society.
Srimad-Bhagavatam should be introduced also in the schools and colleges, for it is recommended by the great student-devotee Prahlada Maharaja in order to change the demoniac face of society.
Disparity in human society is due to lack of principles in a godless civilization. There is God, or the Almighty One, from whom everything emanates, by whom everything is maintained and in whom everything is merged to rest. Material science has tried to find the ultimate source of creation very insufficiently, but it is a fact that there is one ultimate source of everything that be. This ultimate source is explained rationally and authoritatively in the beautiful Bhagavatam, or Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Srimad-Bhagavatam is the transcendental science not only for knowing the ultimate source of everything but also for knowing our relation with Him and our duty toward perfection of the human society on the basis of this perfect knowledge. It is powerful reading matter in the Sanskrit language, and it is now rendered into English elaborately so that simply by a careful reading one will know God perfectly well, so much so that the reader will be sufficiently educated to defend himself from the onslaught of atheists. Over and above this, the reader will be able to convert others to accepting God as a concrete principle.
Srimad-Bhagavatam begins with the definition of the ultimate source. It is a bona fide commentary on the Vedanta-sutra by the same author, Srila Vyasadeva, and gradually it develops into nine cantos up to the highest state of God realization. The only qualification one needs to study this great book of transcendental knowledge is to proceed step by step cautiously and not jump forward haphazardly like with an ordinary book. It should be gone through chapter by chapter, one after another. The reading matter is so arranged with its original Sanskrit text, its English transliteration, synonyms, translation and purports so that one is sure to become a God-realized soul at the end of finishing the first nine cantos.
The Tenth Canto is distinct from the first nine cantos because it deals directly with the transcendental activities of the Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. One will be unable to capture the effects of the Tenth Canto without going through the first nine cantos. The book is complete in twelve cantos, each independent, but it is good for all to read them in small installments one after another.
Om tat sat
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srimad Bhagavatam First Canto Part 1 - from Srila Prabhupad in 1978. Next to the Gita is a must have! Thanks to the KrishnaStore for providing all of Srila Prabhupad's orginal text books - what a bles... Read more Srimad Bhagavatam First Canto Part 1 - from Srila Prabhupad in 1978. Next to the Gita is a must have! Thanks to the KrishnaStore for providing all of Srila Prabhupad's orginal text books - what a blessed seva provided. HARI BOL!Read less
This fabulous book, the original AS IT IS version of SB first canto, part 1 is truly a Godsend. It is a great size, easy to carry along when traveling. I'm in the process of moving and have packed awa... Read more This fabulous book, the original AS IT IS version of SB first canto, part 1 is truly a Godsend. It is a great size, easy to carry along when traveling. I'm in the process of moving and have packed away my older printing of SB canto 1 part 1 and wished to verify the translation of SB 1-2 -18 for accuracy. The price of this volume is unbelieveable for the quality of the printing. Thanks to all of you at Krishna Store. I'm sure Krishna is giving all of you His blessings for your service, Brhaspati dasa Adhikari.Read less
Wonderful condition received in, no need to review as such literature is beyond mundane review.Wonderful condition received in, no need to review as such literature is beyond mundane review.Read less
I very much appreciate this book. The hard cover and the illustrations are beautiful and the way the pages are laid out make it very readable. I'd recommend it to everyone for their first Bhagavatam p... Read more I very much appreciate this book. The hard cover and the illustrations are beautiful and the way the pages are laid out make it very readable. I'd recommend it to everyone for their first Bhagavatam purchase.Read less
I am happy to state that the few dollars that I paid for this Bhagavatam were the best dollars I've ever spent. The way the pages are designed and the typesetting make it very easy to read. The qualit... Read more I am happy to state that the few dollars that I paid for this Bhagavatam were the best dollars I've ever spent. The way the pages are designed and the typesetting make it very easy to read. The quality of the paper and hardcover are very nice as well and the illustrations are well, as always, beautiful. I'm very happy with this product.Read less