Srimad-Bhagavatam - Our Ticket to the Spiritual World

Time ticks by, and everything in our life changes – the place where we live, the people who surround us, the responsibilities we shoulder and the nature of the world around us. Questions haunt us about the true meaning of life and where this world is heading. By nature, we are eternal, pleasure-seeking, spiritual beings. That quality is so inherent that it’s undeniable. How do we navigate this world, which sometimes seems so alien? How do we find our purpose and satisfy our innermost yearning? How can we live joyful lives and discover the happiness and security we so much seek? How do we deal with the emotions, experiences and events of day-to-day life? For answers to all that and more, the most ancient knowledge of the Vedas is summarized in the Srimad Bhagavatam, 18,000 verses exploring a wide range of topics including history, cosmology, astronomy, genealogy, geography, music, dance, yoga and culture.

The saints recommend that we form a deep bond with this sacred text and carry it as our constant companion. While everything else in life may change, this book, and the vision it lends us, remains a constant source of inspiration, strength and wisdom. It is enriched with spiritual insights to deal with every life situation we may face. The Srimad Bhagavatam is indeed a life companion. As we browse through the pages, we’ll find a relevant story, an inspiring personality, a striking situation, a philosophical exchange or a powerful life lesson which illuminates our heart. Every word brings life back into perspective, reminding us of the greater journey we are on, and filling us with clarity, hope and inspiration. The words of the saints and sages give us the broadest vision of reality, and as we immerse ourselves in those teachings, we’re elevated to the most powerful vantage point in life.

This complete version of Srimad Bhagavatam is expertly translated and commented on by Srila Prabhupada who called it “India’s message of peace and goodwill.” With this message alone he brought about a spiritual revolution transforming hundreds of thousands of lives. He didn’t simply translate the Sanskrit text, but expertly revealed truths beyond this world in a clear and easy-to-understand way. With detailed explanations, the Srimad Bhagavatam is an encyclopedia of spiritual knowledge and culture.

The BBT's Go to Goloka campaign is a worldwide initiative to increase the reading and sharing of this Srimad Bhagavatam. Every year this campaign culminates on the day of Bhadra Purnima, when the scriptures declare that anyone who shares this knowledge on this auspicious day attains the supreme destination of the spiritual world, Goloka, the abode of Lord Krishna.

There are many ways in which you can participate:

This article was excerpted from "Book Bhagavata – The Constant Companion" by Sutapa Dasa.