SB 1.1 - Kṛṣṇa is the ultimate reality
Kṛṣṇa is vastu, the ultimate reality from which everything originates. The second and third cantos of Bhāgavatam describe Kṛṣṇa’s creation of the material world. By Mahā-Viṣṇu’s glance living entities, their karma and time are injected into the cloud like area of brahmajyoti known as pradhāna (which also emanates from Kṛṣṇa). Then by the agitation caused by the living entities, karma and time in pradhāna, the mahat-tattva evolves. Following that, the false ego, the mind, the sense objects, the demigods and so on are all created. Everything at every step depends on the Absolute Truth. Understanding Him and one’s relationship with Him causes śivadam, auspiciousness, and annihilation of misery. Śrīdhara Svāmī says that in Bhāgavatam, the ultimate reality in the highest manifestation is to be known, not merely in terms of substance, qualities and so on, as taught by the Vaiśeṣika philosophers and others.