The Glory of God (A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana)

by Swami Krishnananda

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Book Code: EK34
127 pages
Book Dimensions: 8.50 x 5.50 x 0.35 inches
Shipping Weight: 180 grams

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note 5
Discourse 1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi 11
Discourse 2: The Process of Creation 25
Discourse 3: Kapila’s Instructions to Devahuti 41
Discourse 4: The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata 56
Discourse 5: Narada Instructs Yudhishthira on Ashrama Dharma 73
Discourse 6: Sri Krishna’s Vrindavana and Dvarka Lilas 90
Discourse 7: Sri Krishna’s Kurukshetra Lila 106
Concluding Message: The Stages of Ascent to Moksha 122

Publisher’s Note

We are immensely delighted to offer our new book The Glory of God—A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana by Worshipful Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj to the devotees of the Lord. Highlighting the supreme glory of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana, the great sage Suta says in the Twelfth Skanda of this divine scripture:

श्रीमद्भगवतं पुरणममलं यद्वैष्पावानां प्रियं
यस्मिन् पारमहंस्यमेकममलं ज्ञानं परं गीयते ।
तत्र ज्ञानविरागभक्तिसहितं नैष्कर्म्यमाविष्कृतं
तच्छृण्वन् विपठन् विचारणपरो भक्त्या विमुच्येत्ररः ॥

śrīmadbhagavataṁ puraṇamamalaṁ yadvaiṣpāvānāṁ priyaṁ
yasmin pāramahaṁsyamekamamalaṁ jñānaṁ paraṁ gīyate |
tatra jñānavirāgabhaktisahitaṁ naiṣkarmyamāviṣkṛtaṁ
tacchṛṇvan vipaṭhan vicāraṇaparo bhaktyā vimucyetraraḥ ||

The glorious Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana is a sacred Purana which is loved and adored by the Vaishnavas; it speaks of the one Supreme Reality which is all consciousness and absolutely pure, and which is the goal of Paramhamsas. In this Purana, renunciation, coupled with spiritual enlightenment, dispassion and devotion has been expounded. Anyone devoutly listening to it, carefully reading it and pondering it attains final beatitude.

Pujya Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj’s divine personality bears witness to this great truth that Supreme Knowledge and Supreme Devotion go hand in hand. This unique book presents the devotional outpourings of the loving heart of a great Vedantin. The discourses which comprise this book were given by Worshipful Sri Swamiji Maharaj during Sadhana Week in July 1995. In these daily talks, Swamiji presented the essence of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana in his own characteristic style, interspersing in-depth and illuminating interpretation with stories and narrations. This book is a treasure of knowledge presented in a form which is enjoyable and easy to understand for all.

—The Divine Life Society


Bhagavadgita B.G.
Brahmasutra B.S.
Chhandogya Upanishad C.U.
Isavasya Upanishad Isa
Mahabharata M.B.
Panchadasi Pan.
Rigveda R.V.
Srimad Bhagavata S.B.
Svetasvatara Upanishad S.U.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Y.S.

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