Presentations of works of the Acarya A. C. BHAKTIVEDANTA Swami Prabhupada

Dear readers,

Driven by the intense desire to help all conditioned souls, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has given to the whole world the most brilliant and precious gem of spiritual life in the form of the essential vedic texts.
By reading and practically following the teachings of these Scriptures everyone can get out of the darkness of ignorance. Real blindness means lack of the deeper vision that can lead us to the understanding of our true identity in relationship with the Supreme. This lack of spiritual consciousness gives us the wrong impression of being independent from Sri Krishna, God, the Supreme Person.
The following is an excerpt from the First Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, which is considered to be the ripened fruit of the Vedic tree of knowledge. Both the piteous condition of the people of this age and the way of getting free from this condition can be easily grasped by reading the words of Srila Prabhupada:
"The conditioned souls, under different pretentions, run after sense enjoyment and in this age of quarrel, or Kali-yuga, are still more blind. In this age people have nothing to do with spiritual knowledge or godly religious life. They are so blind that they cannot see anything beyond the jurisdiction of the subtle mind, intelligence and ego, but they are very much proud of their advancement in knowledge, science and material prosperity. They may risk their lives to become a dog or hog just after leaving the present body, for they have completely lost sight of the ultimate aim of life. The Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, appeared before us just a little prior to the beginning of Kali-yuga, and He returned to His eternal home practically at the commencement of Kali-yuga. While he was present, He exhibited everything by His different activities. He spoke the Bhagavad-gita specifically and eradicated all pretentious principles of religiosity. And prior to His departure from this material world, He empowered Sri Vyasadeva through Narada to compile the messages of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, and thus both the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam are like torchbearers for the blind people of this age. In other words, if men in this age want to see the real light of life, they must take to these two books only, and their aim of life will be fulfilled. Bhagavad-gita is the preliminary study of the Bhagavatam. And Srimad-Bhagavatam is the summum bonum of life, Lord Sri Krishna personified. We must therefore accept Srimad-Bhagavatam as the direct representation of Lord Krishna. One who can see Srimad-Bhagavatam can also see Lord Sri Krishna in person. They are identical."