Srimad Bhagavatam - The Literary Incarnation of Krsna

Hare Krsna,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

On Monday the 11.10.2004 HG Kalacakra Prabhu's Granthraj regards to his wonderful conversion with Maharaj over the phone from London - Gurudev quoted thus:

"We can see how difficult it is to explain to the living entities the process of devotional service. Hence I was telling them today in the class that Please, if you do not have the time to study Bhagavatam also it is alright. But at least carry Bhagavatam with you wherever you go. Some day Krishna may inspire you to open it and read it."

Just a few weeks ago I was reading Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.40 and just realize why Maharaj is always stressing on this subject matter.

idaṁ bhāgavataṁ nāma purāṇaṁ brahma-sammitam
uttama-śloka-caritaṁ cakāra bhagavān ṛṣiḥ
niḥśreyasāya lokasya dhanyaṁ svasty-ayanaṁ mahat

This Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Śrīla Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all-blissful and all-perfect.

In the purport Prabhupada explains: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the literary incarnation of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and is therefore nondifferent from Him. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam should be worshiped as respectfully as we worship the Lord. Thereby we can derive the ultimate blessings of the Lord through its careful and patient study. As God is all light, all bliss and all perfection, so also is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. We can have all the transcendental light of the Supreme Brahman, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, from the recitation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, provided it is received through the medium of the transparent spiritual master.

In the same purport in the last few line Srila Prabhupada says: One can derive from the study of the Bhāgavatam all benefits that are possible to be derived from the personal presence of the Lord. It carries with it all the transcendental blessings of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa that we can expect from His personal contact.

Also In 1.3.41 the last paragraph also explains that - The Bhagavad Gita the Lord says that the purpose of all the Vedas is to know Him (Lord Krsna), and Srimad-Bhagavatam is Lord Sri Krsna Himself in the form of recorded knowledge.

Hare Krsna.
Your servant,
Sunayana devi dasi

Moderator's Note: HG Sunayana Mataji is a very nice devotee living in Singapore. Her entire family is very much dedicated to all the Krishna conscious activities that are taking place in Singapore yatra. Her husband HG Bharatagraja Prabhu is an extremely humble and service-minded devotee. Her two grown-up son and daughter are also very shrewd and intelligent and perform wonderful service all the time. Mathaji is also working and is very talented both spiritually and materially.