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Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1 Original Cover

CLICK HERE to Buy the Hare Copy BookOnce it was possible to find copies of original editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatams in second-hand book stores and on internet book websites but now the original editions of Srimad-Bhagavatam have become very difficult to find anywhere. So there is an urgent need to preserve these valuable books for future generations.

We see the BBT making thousands of unauthorized changes to so many of Srila Prabhupada’s books in this way completely destroying the authority of the books. Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam has remained relatively free from such changes for many years but now, with the release of the BBT Folio 2012 edition, we see the BBT have now produced a new and “updated” version of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam complete with thousands of unauthorized changes and what the BBT consider are ‘improvements…’ Now they are even changing Prabhupada’s words in the Folio to what they think Prabhupada should have said…

The BBT are determined to change Prabhupada’s books. They have not heard the outcry from the devotees about their unauthorized changes to Bhagavad-gita, Krsna Book and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. They have not leaned from their mistakes, on the contrary according to one of the main BBT editors in recent years they have given us new, “improved”, revised editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Nectar of Instruction, Beyond Birth and Death and Perfection of Yoga and now they also have a new version of Srimad-Bhagavatam. I do not know if they have actually printed this new unauthorized edition of Srimad-Bhagavatam but it is included in the 2012 release of the Folio Infobase.

It is essential that we at least preserve the original teachings of Srila Prabhupada for future generations so as followers of Srila Prabhupada we all have to take this responsibility very seriously. At least we can not fail in handing on in tact and unchanged the original teachings of Srila Prabhupada to future generations. That is the least we can do for Srila Prabhupada.

You will find links below to PDF files that contain actual scans of original editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam. Some covers are missing and they will be added when they are available, but otherwise you will find the complete book including all the original color plates. These files are about 100 megabytes each because they contain actual scans of the original book pages. So it is an exact electronic copy of the original volumes of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam.

So please download these PDF files so you have the original first-edition of Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam, at least in electronic format.

Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 2 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto Volume 3 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Second Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Second Canto Volume 2 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 2 (1974)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 3 (1974)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto Volume 4 (1974)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 1 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 2 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 3 (1972)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Forth Canto Volume 4 (1972)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Fifth Canto Volume 1 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Fifth Canto Volume 2 (1975)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 1 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 2 (1975)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 1  (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 2 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Seventh Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 1 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 2 (1976)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Eighth Canto Volume 3 (1976)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 1 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 2 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Ninth Canto Volume 3 (1977)

Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 1 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 2 (1977)
Srimad-Bhagavatam Tenth Canto Volume 3 (1980)

 

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  1. Tushar says:

    Hare Krishna, Madhudvisa dasa ji,

    On vedabase.net there are 12 cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam but on prabhupadabooks.com there are only 10. Why is that? I searched on Wikipedia it said Srimad Bhagavatam has 12 cantos. Please clear this doubt. Did you forgot to upload the last two cantos or there were originally only 10 cantos translated and explained by Swami Prabhupada ji?

    Your servant,
    Tushar

    • Hare Krishna Tushar

      They are cheating Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada only translated Srimad-Bhagavatam up to Tenth Canto Chapter 13. After that the Bhagavatam that ISKCON distributes is translated by someone else and the so-called ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ are written by someone else. After Canto 10 Chapter 13 there is no Prabhupada Bhagavatam. And ISKCON are such rascals that they are not even prepared to tell the readers who it was that made these translations and purports. Because if the readers knew this person’s personal character and activities they would be disgusted and of course would never read his books. It is part of the ISKCON policy to mix poison with the nectar. By reading Srila Prabhupada’s books you are associating with a pure devotee of Krishna and you are getting the pure message of Krishna and you are making rapid spiritual advancement. But if someone who is not a pure devotee of Krishna, someone who still has material desires to fulfill, attempts to write Vaisnava literature it will fail. His books will not have any potency to deliver the transcendental knowledge to anyone, rather, even though they may seem very bona fide and very spiritual and even the philosophy in them may be correct, but because the heart of the author is not clean if you read his books the result will be that your heart will become contaminated, not purified…

      So it is poison, and we are not going to put any poison on http://www.PrabhupadaBooks.com

      • Divya says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji!

        Is this the same as ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is’? Also, is this original edition available for sale too? Unfortunately, I don’t think my internet connection is so strong that I would be able to download such large files. Also, regarding Srila Prabhupada’s books being doctored by ISKCON (as being alleged by you), I do have the entire collection of Srila Prabhupada’s books. But how do I know whether my collection is ‘unmodified’ or not? I don’t want modified versions of the books. Therefore, could you kindly publish the original versions of all the books by Srila Prabhupada as you have done with this original edition of Srimad Bhagavatam?

        • Hare Krishna Divya

          Many of the books printed by the BBT are still original. Up to recently the Srimad-Bhagavatams were all original. But Bhagavad-gita and Krsna Book have been changed a lot and Caitanya-caritamrta is also changed but less. You can read Prabhupada’s original books at http://www.PrabhupadaBooks.com and you can purchase the original books at http://www.KrishnaStore.com

      • Ashwani says:

        Hari Bol ,

        Prabhupada wrote some canto ( 1st ) of SB in India ,
        they were i think printed by Gita Press ,
        is it true ?

        Did SP wrote SB canto 1 twice or once ?

        Prabhu whenever i tend to associate with ritvik they start critisizing ,
        shouldn’t we focus on SP and his teching’s .

        SP never focussed on Gaudiya Math , never criticized them ..

        For your good news , BBT have started priting BG 1972 edition in bulk

        http://www.dandavats.com/?p=11237

        Please mail me your answer ..

        • Hare Krishna Ashwani

          Srila Prabhupada did write the first Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam in India. He collected the money for the printing himself by selling his Back to Godhead magazine and getting some donations from various important persons and businessmen. I believe the Gita Press gave Srila Prabhupada some donations towards his great mission of printing the Srimad-Bhagavatam but they did not print it. Prabhupada printed it himself in Delhi.

          It is not that Prabhupada wrote the First Canto of the Bhagavatam twice. He printed the First Canto in India so he would have something substantial to take with him when he went to the Western countries to preach. So when Prabhupada went to the USA on the Jaladutta he took many cases of his Srimad-Bhagavatam with him and later on shipped more to the US when he was more established there.

          Then later on Hayagriva Prabhu edited it and the same First Canto was published in the USA. So Prabhupada did not write it twice.

          He did, however, write the Bhagavad-gita As It Is twice. That is because the original manuscript he wrote in India was stolen.

          We still have some volumes of the exact reprint of Srila Prabhupada’s Delhi Bhagavatam available:

          http://krishnastore.com/srila-prabhupadas-original-delhi-bhagavatam-set-h-krishna-988.html

          And of course you can download the pdf file from krishna.org.

          Since 2001 BBT have been printing Srila Prabhupada’s 1972 Macmillan Gita but at least up to now they forbid ISKCON devotees from purchasing and distributing it… So hopefully this will change. In ISKCON Srila Prabhupada’s original books are called ‘ritvik books’ and are more-or-less forbidden… What a crazy world they live in…

          As far as Prabhupada never criticizing the Gaudiya Matha, that is a lie. Prabhupada very loudly and openly criticized his godbrothers for going against the orders of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta and even has written very, very strong criticize of the Gaudiya Matha in the purports of his Caitanya-caritamrta. So not only did Prabhupada strongly criticize his godbrothers in India even before coming to the West, he criticized them many times in letters to and conversations with his disciples, and he even published that criticize in his books.

          So we have to criticize if devotees are presenting themselves as following Srila Prabhupada but are not. Otherwise innocent people will be fooled by them.

          Of course Prabhupada did not concentrate on criticizing his godbrothers. He did not do it all the time. He had much more important things to talk about. But still he did very strongly and openly criticize them on many, many occasions.

          You may have seen my article:

          http://krishna.org/guru-everyone-is-lying-to-you/

          So really Prabhu everyone, both ISKCON and the Ritviks are lying when it comes to guru-tattva. So honestly both sides are useless. Both sides are presenting perverted and twisted versions of what “Prabhupada said” to try and “prove” that Prabhupada said what they want him to say. The ritviks want Prabhupada to say that ISKCON devotees can never become diksa gurus, which he absolutely did not say, that is opposite to his mission, and ISKCON want Prabhupada to say that anyone can be a guru and there are no qualifications required except approval of the GBC… Which is also absolutely not true. So they are both lying, both useless.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

          • Ashwani says:

            Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa Prabhu ,
            for finding time to answer me .

            Yes you are correct
            /* anyone can be a guru and there are no qualifications required except approval of the GBC */

            yes this is totally wrong .

            But you are suppoter of Ritvik’s , why are you opposing them ,
            i think Banglore Temple under Madhu Pandita Dasa is a Ritvik Temple . Or its different from Ritviks & ISKCON ?

            I purchased Bhagavad Gita As It Is By Srila Prabhupada ( 1972 )
            from Madhu Pandita Das Followers a year ago.

            They say ( Banglore Devotee’s ) that there is no Diksha Guru except SP . But it looks quite odd to me , i feel Srila Prabhupada
            should be on top and other follower’s ( Qualified ) should become Guru and teach SP teaching’s .

            But that Krishna.org , krishnastore.com are websites that propagate Banglore Temple .
            but your answer have somewhat created doubt’s in me .

            There are many forums that i know , but excatly i do not know who is what like IRM , PADA , RITVIK , ONEISKCON .

            The owner of these websites have written so much of Poision on net , that any one who aspires to become devotee, he will leave leave KC forever , i think this kind of propaganda will harm not only devotee’s but also aspiring one’s .

            I want to see one iskcon dying to serve Prabhupada and his mission , where everyone is out of politics hatred and envy .

            Please clarify who is wrong and why ?
            And what is right ?

            Your servent !!

          • Hare Krishna Ashwani

            I am a aspiring to be a follower of Srila Prabhupada, that is all. I am not a supporter of anyone else. And as I have clearly written both ISKCON and the ritviks are lying when it comes to the guru issue. Every ISKCON temple, every ISKCON guru, and every ISKCON devotee is required to believe that conditioned souls are qualified to become diksa gurus and this is absolutely false. It it is completely pointless to accept a conditioned soul as one’s guru because quite obviously if the guru himself is not liberated there is no hope of his disciples becoming liberated by his ‘mercy’. He can not give something that he does not have himself. So if he is not himself a pure unalloyed devotee of Krishna he can not help anyone else become a pure unalloyed devotee of Krishna.

            As far as ISKCON Bangalore they are preaching Krishna Kant’s philosophy that Prabhupada did not want any of his disciples to become diksa gurus, ever, and that Prabhupada will be the only guru for 10,000 years, and so on. And this is also a lie. Prabhupada wants his disciples to become qualified bona fide diksa gurus. But of course the qualification is required. That qualification is not very difficult, in theory, but in practice it is very rare to find someone who is actually prepared to surrender to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. So in this way they are lying also. That is all I am saying and I am suggesting that if you really want to understand what Srila Prabhupada is teaching us on the guru issue and on every other issue is that you please read his books. There is no point in listening to either the ISKCON lies or the ritvik lies. Just hear directly from Srila Prabhupada…

            Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

            Madhudvisa dasa

    • Dhayalan Raj says:

      hare krishna…
      in bhagavatham itself have been explained by Prabhupasa in the eloborate purport that there is a total of 12 cantos…
      but Prabhupad oni managed to translate 10 cantos….thus the balance of 2 cantos are translated by his disciples!!!! plz purchase a set of Bhagvatham….if u can mataji…haribol!!
      every secret is there hidden in Bhagavatham…anyone who read it their happiness is unlimited !!! and even Krishna personally dance on the tongue of such devotee !!
      haribol…ur servant !!

      • Hare Krishna Dhayalan

        Actually Bhagavatam can only be understood and translated by a pure devotee of Krishna so what has been translated by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples is not bona fide. Therefore we should be satisfied to just read the Ten Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam translated by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Then we will not go wrong.

        Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

        Madhudvisa dasa

  2. BDDANO says:

    WOW I CAN FINALLY READ THE ORIGINAL BHAGAVATAM!! CYA IN VAIKUNTHA!!!

  3. Prabhapati das says:

    Hare Krsna,

    In 1976 at NY airport, just after Rathayatra, devotees inquired from Srila Prabhupada about the nature of the confusing maps in the just released 5th canto. Prabhupada admitted that some would leave because of this but it was for us ( his decree ) to describe BG and SB ‘scientifically’ for the western scientists.

    After these many years I have been given the means to define the original nature of these maps scientifically. But it requires that the information be viewed under a very different set of circumstances where a complete washout of the western education (that all western devotees were subject to and see the information through that lens.) The main condition for the new understanding redefines the nature of our sky as it appears today in contrast to how it appeared 1000′s of years ago.

    The current intellectual house of mirrors does not allow modern man to conceptualize outside certain restrictive definitions ie that what is not happening in the (astronomical)sky today of planets and their relationships – did not happen in ancient times.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhapati Prabhu

      The sky has not changed much in the last 5000 years. What is in the FIfth Canto is an accurate description of the universe we live in. But as you say we have all been brainwashed by the current world view and most people, devotees included, can not accept that the actual universe is so different from what they have been told it is like since birth…

      But actually the current scientific climate is such that if you could actually explain it in a way that they could understand it at least a small percentage of scientists would be open to it and many would be curious to investigate it. That is why Prabhupada wanted to build the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur. Of course they are building but they have no idea of the universe as it is described in the Srimad-Bhagavatam and they don’t believe it anyhow so it will be a disaster….

      The problem is we do not understand the universe as it is described in the Fifth Canto and we can not explain it to the scientists. Not that the scientists refuse to accept it. We can not even present a clear description and explain all the observed effects like the changing of the seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, etc, etc… We have to have a ‘predictive model’ that is better than their predictive model based on their conception of the universe. Our model has to explain everything that we observe and it has to explain it better than their model. But we do not have that model. So how can we expect any scientist to take us seriously?

      The actual universe according to the Bhagavatam is dramatically different from what we have come to believe it to be according to the scientists and astronomers. For example there is only one sun in the whole universe and all the things we call stars are actually just like the moon. The earth is in the center of the universe and everything is rotating, not around the earth, but around an axis which goes from the polestar out to the mountain range half-way out the universe. And the whole universe is rotating around that axis, it is called the sisumara-chakra, and at the same time the axis which is connected to the wheel of the sun-god’s chariot is moving all round the circumference of that mountain range once in every year 360 day year. One rotation of the wheel of the sun-god’s chariot is 24 hours and in that 24 hours the whole universe rotates causing what we see as the rising and setting of the sun, moon, stars and constellations. And everything is moving gradually because the whole thing is moving around the mountain range gradually to make a full circuit in 360 days…

      So it is a very nice system that actually does perfectly explain everything we see. But unfortunately “devotees” do not believe it…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  4. Shashank says:

    I have seen that DJVU files occupy less space than PDFs containing images.

    I request that the images may be optimized in size (without losing quality) and put individually so that we can see image of any page without downloading the whole file.

    Scanning or photographing is the best way to keep the books in computer format because it is free from missing texts and spelling mistakes.

    Here are some instances of missing texts:
    1. Perfect Questions perfect answers – chapter 1 “you cannot say that the sun Srila Prabhupada: Just wire.”

    2. Srimad Bhagvatam SB 5.23.9 “The distance from the sun to the earth is lower planetary systems”

  5. Shahank says:

    Scanned Images are Fuzzy or Blurry or out of focus and Have Large File Sizes if scanned with the resolution set too high.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bps05278&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=28406&prodTypeId=15179

  6. Shahank says:
  7. Shashank says:

    I extracted images from last file, they were 340 MB. After optimizing using them RIOT (http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/) file size became 155 MB. After reducing image sizes to half, I ended up with a PDF 50MB in size.

    The quality of the scans is very good although there were a few corrupt pages.

    • So if you have created smaller .pdf files then put them on the web somewhere so we can download them. Thanks.

      • Shashank says:

        Here is the link to that file

        http://krishnabookscans.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sb-9-vol-3-optimized.pdf

        The text is not searchable as I dont have the proper software for it.
        However, it is adequate for viewing on computer screen.

        I have included the damaged images in the file.

        • Bhakta Michael says:

          I tried optimizing SB 9 Vol3 with Adobe Acrobat X: open PDF, ran tools > OCR with option ClearScan (for searchable text), saved as PDF (standard).

          From 372 MB it was shrinked to 29 MB, again with searchable text.

          The Adobe Acrobat X trial version does the job, fully functional for 30 days.

          The big PDF files are good as reference, but it might be difficult to open them at older or slower computers.

  8. sathya says:

    hare krishna

    can you please create original caitanya caritamrta in pdf format just like you did above srimad bhagavatam link with color plates. just like the electronic book copy of the srimad bhagavatam with color plates. it will be very useful to devotees.

  9. sathya says:

    hare krishna prabhu

    srimad bhagavatam 2nd canto part 2 full color paintings are there but part 1 color paintings are missing

  10. sathya says:

    i purchased the 30 volume srimad bhagavatam set at krishnastore.com

    but there are changed by the bbt editors and there are changes in my 30 volume set

    Eg Original version:
    Lord Brahma said: At the time when the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift up the earthly planet, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon(Hiranyaksa) appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.

    (SB 2.7.1 translation)

    Changed version:

    Lord Brahma said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift the planet earth, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon(Hiranyaksa) appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.

    the changed version translation is there in my 30 volume SB set.

    • Hare Krishna Sathya

      This is not a change. There is absolutely no change to the meaning of the text. The 30 volume Srimad-Bhagavatam set you purchased is an exact replica of Srila Prabhupada’s pre-1977 books. There was obviously some editing done on the Bhagavatam with Srila Prabhupada’s approval between the first edition and the later editions like here changing “earthly planet” to “planet earth”, but this was done in Srila Prabhupada’s presence. Prabhupada wrote a number of letters to the editors requesting corrections be made to the first edition Bhagavatams so you can not expect that all the printings will be absolutely identical to the first editions.

      So please read the books. You can feel absolutely confident that you are reading Prabhupada’s original books and you will get the complete benefit from them.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  11. Shashank says:

    The books are very beautiful. I am grateful to Madhudvisa dasa for uploading them.

    I have reduced the size of Canto 1 and 2. The size of Canto 2 is now 62MB by using acrobat Cleartype, 300 dpi. Text is searchable.

    These can be downloaded from this page: http://wp.me/p2FRS7-c

  12. Alex says:

    PLEASE DO THE SAME WITH THE CHAITANYA C. PLEASE THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SERVICE YOU CAN DO. PLEASE!!!!!!

    HARE KRSNA

    • We are just doing the Cc. It will be on the website in a couple of hours…

      • Alex says:

        THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE LINK THE PAGE TO MY COMMENT AND PLEASE SATHYA DID WHAT YOU DID BEFORE TO THE SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM. THIS IS CAUSING ANXIETY TO ME AND SUCH HAPPINESS THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. JAI PRABHUPADA!!!!

        HARE KRSNA

  13. sathya says:

    secbnd canto srimad bhagavatam front covers are missing and second canto part 1 srimad bhagavatam color paintings are missing.

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  16. Thomas says:

    Haribol Prabhu,

    Can you look up something for me? I’m rereading Srimad Bhagavatam
    and I’m up to Canto 4. I think I’ve found an error. I’m not talking about the infamous “changes”, nor am I suggesting the error is only in your reprint of the orginal, but it’s in EVERY printing and reprint of EVERY edition since SB was ever printed. It’s at 4.4.20 Purport. A few lines into the Purport. It says:

    “The four different social orders—brahmacarya, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa…”

    Therein lies the problem. Aren’t brahmacarya, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa the four spiritual orders.

    My request is I’m asking you to check to see if this error is in the
    pre-1978 editions? I don’t have it.

    Hare Krishna,

    - Thomas
    New York City

    • Hare Krishna Thomas

      This is not an error and the current Bhagavatams still are the original pre-1977 Bhagavatams. At least as far as I know so far the BBT have not changed them although they want to change the Bhagavatam and may have done that in their most recent printing, I do not know.

      These four orders of life: brahmacary, grhastha, varnaprasatha and sannyasa are social orders. It is student life, married life, retired life and renounced life. So these are social orders. Students are one social order, married people are another social order, retired people are another social order and the renounced order is another social order.

      These orders are part of the Vanrasrama system which is about organizing the society in such a way that it is conducive for spiritual advancement.

      So the whole Varnasrama system is a social order which has as its aim facilitating the spiritual upliftment of all the people…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  17. Carlos says:

    Hare Krishna!! I am very grateful for these downloads, but I wonder if the 10th canto will be available for download in future? Thanks, thank you very much. Hari Bol!!

  18. Jyothi says:

    Namaste,

    Thank you immensely for the links.

    Please let me know if there is any auspicious time or muhurta to start reading Srimad Bhagavatam.

    Thank You,
    Jyothi

    • Jyothi says:

      Also, Kindly advice on the 11 and 12 cantos.

      Thank You,
      Jyothi.

      • Srila Prabhupada only translated up to Tenth Canto Chapter 13. After that there is no bona-fide translation of the Srimad-Bhagavatam in English.

        • Jyothi says:

          Thank you immensely for the reply Sir,

          I cannot think of reading incomplete Bhagavatam. Is it how its followed by everybody, Or, any alternate procedure followed ? Kindly let me know.

          Thank you for your time and patience in replying,
          Jyothi.

          • It is not incomplete. Everything is in Prabhupada’s books. Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam is over 12,000 pages of text. It will take you a long time to read this, then there is about 8,000 pages of Sri-Caitanya Caritamrta, 1000 pages of Bhagavad-gita, and so many other things. Prabhu this is a lifetimes reading and you will not miss anything at all if you simply spend your life reading Prabhupada’s books.

          • Jyothi says:

            Thank you for your reply Sir,

            Thank you encouraging me to carry on with my will of reading Srimad Bhagavatm. I am currently in my first reading on Sri Bhagavad Gita and it has utterly influenced me. I have totally changed my way of life and consciousness.

            Thank you behalf of everybody for uploading precious works online for everybody to benefit.

            Thank You,
            Jyothi.

    • nityam bhagavata sevaya “You should read the Bhagavatam 24 hours a day.” Every moment can be made auspicious by reading the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Don’t wait. Start reading it now.

  19. srivatsan says:

    where do i get cantos 11 to 13.Please reply as soon as possible !

    • There is no Canto 13, only 1-12. Srila Prabhupada only translated up to 10th Canto Chapter 13 so that is all that is available in English in an authorized form. Please read and study the 12,000 pages Prabhupada has already given us in Cantos 1-10.13, then study all of Srila Prabhupada’s other books. There is a lifetime’s reading and study there. You do not need anything else except Srila Prabhupada’s books.

  20. Santosh says:

    Prabhu, I’m very grateful to you for uploading the original Srimad Bhagavatam set!I was losing hope in Krsna Consciousness after understanding the downfall in ISKCON after Srila Prabhupada’s departure.
    Prabhu,can you please tell me if Srimad Bhagavad Gita is available in pdf format?
    And, will it be okay to take a print out of the pages and read them, instead of purshasing the books?
    I will be extremely grateful if you can provide me with a kind reply.
    Your servant,
    Santosh.

  21. Santosh says:

    Prabhu, i’m very grateful to you for publishing the original Bhagavatam set.
    I have one query:-Can you please tell me if it is okay to take print out of these pages instead of ordering the hard copy of Bhagavatam?I beg ou to reply.I am very eager to read Srila Prabhupada’s original books.I also wrote a comment yesterday.But it it not visible in your website now.What happened to it?What is the meaning of “Your comment is awaiting moderation?”
    Your servant,Santosh

    • Hare Krishna Santosh

      Yes Prabhu, you are most welcome to print out the pages of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam and read them. That is what it is for. Please do it. Print out the pages and read them…. If you read them aloud also, including chanting the Sanskrit verses, it has more potency than just reading it in your mind. Reading in your mind is also good, but if you read it aloud then you are chanting it and hearing it and Krishna consciousness is actually realized through chanting and hearing much more than thinking in the mind. Thinking in the mind is of course smaranam, remembering, one of the nine processes of devotional service, so I am not in any way minimizing this, but hearing and chanting is better and that includes remembering also. So if you read aloud you are performing simultaneously hearing, chanting and remembering, which is much better than just remembering….

      But yes Prabhu, print it out and read it for sure!!!

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  22. Santosh says:

    I beg you to reply to my comments.
    Please tell me what I as a beginner in devotion should read.I really trust your commitment to Srila Prabhupada.
    Your servant,
    Santosh

    • Read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books, all small books like: Beyond Birth and Death, Perfection of Yoga, Perfect Questions Perfect Answers, Science of Self Realization, Nectar of Instruction, then of course Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Nectar of Devotion, Teachings of Lord Caitanya. We have to read ALL of Srila Prabhupada’s books and not just once. We have to read ALL of Srila Prabhupada’s books over and over again. Why did Srila Prabhupada spend so much time and effort writing all of these books? it is so we, his disciples, could read them and become Krishna conscious. If we think we can become Krishna conscious without reading all of Srila Prabhupada’s books we are very much mistaken…

  23. kowsthub srihari says:

    Dear Prabhu thank you for uploading the books of srimad bhagavatam it is extremely beautiful to see it and also to read. There are only 10 cantos and 13 chapters but in vedabase there are extra two chapters should i read them also or just upto 10.13? Thank you for your valuable time.

    • Hare Krishna Kowsthub

      The important thing about a spiritual book is the author. Only a pure devotee of Krishna can understand Krishna and therefore only a pure devotee of Krishna can describe Krishna. We know that Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna and we have seen by practical example that his books have the potency to awaken the dormant Krishna consciousness that is within us all. Srila Prabhupada stressed just before he left his body that he did not feel any of his disciples were qualified to continue the translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam. However, directly disobeying this instruction of Srila Prabhupada, Hriydananda Goswami and others continued translating and writing ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ for the Srimad-Bhagavatam without Srila Prabhupada’s blessings or authorization.

      They imitated Prabhupada but they were not pure devotees of Krishna like Prabhupada, they did not understand Krishna so they had no power to explain Krishna. So if you read their continuation of the Bhagavatam translation and their so-called ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ that will be very bad for your spiritual life. Milk touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous effects. So reading the Bhagavatam which is not translated by Srila Prabhupada [after Canto 10, Chapter 13] will have poisonous effects on you, even though it appears to be the Bhagavatam… The poison is very subtle but it is also very deadly.

      So please only read the Srimad-Bhagavatam up to Canto 10, Chapter 13, then you can read Srila Prabhupada’s translation of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Then you can read the Bhagagavatam again. Prabhupada has given us so many books it is a lifetime’s reading… And we can keep reading them over and over again and every time we read we will find new meaning and inspiration.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  24. Krishna Kirtan says:

    I just want to add that my previous message was about some files that were posted before these ones available now, which had too much loss of quality compared to the original high resolution files. I just now downloaded the most recent available PDFs you have made available here and they are actually rendered well and of good quality. Also 10th Canto you posted has great quality. Thank you.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Yes, we have done a lot of work to improve the quality of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta PDF files to be the best possible quality. Now Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is is also available in the best possible quality [like 10th canto]

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  25. Krishna Kirtan says:

    And since this is Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad-Bhagavatam that we’re talking about, why not go for the BEST QUALITY possible? Here is the final comparison using the proper rendering methods for a Digital Remaster, and the cleaned up files you have available for download.

    http://www.vedic.com.br/remaster/quality_compare_2.jpg

    Thank you for your attention and kind cooperation.

    Krishna Kirtan

  26. Ram says:

    Thanks so much for the files. Today I went to ISKCON and after coming home started searching for Bhagavatam and found this link. Thanks so much and very much appreciated.

  27. Jyothi says:

    Namaste Sir,

    I am currently studying Srimad Bhagavatam one chapter a day. I have read somewhere online that parayan of Srimad Bhagavatam lazily continuing till a year is Tamasik. But I am not studying it lazily. I am studying with immense faith of the Lord. Should I be worried about the Tamasik nature of my study. Should the parayan be completed within a week or a month?

    Thank you for your time and patience Sir,
    With Regards & Respect,
    Jyothi.

  28. Arjun says:

    Thanks a lot for publishing Shri Bhagvattam. This is such a great service. Due to your continous efforts many people are getting direct benefit. Your efforts are bring dharma to everybody.

    Thank you against and Sadhuvad…

    Jai Shri Krishna.

    Arnuj

  29. Biswajit says:

    HARI BOL…
    I REALY THANK TO PUBLISHING SRI BHAGBATAM.IT’S THE GREAT JOB.THANKS A LOT.

    HARE KRISHNA

    BISWAJIT.

  30. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa Ji,

    Thanks to your idea of publishing Srimad Bhaghavatham in pdf form for the benefit of the world.
    I’m not able to download SB 10th canto Vol. 2.
    What can I do?
    Kindly do reply.

    Thanking you,
    Balaji.D

    • Hare Krishna Balaji

      I can not see any reason from our side why you should have any problem downloading SB tenth canto Volume 2

      It is on the server at:

      http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/SB10.2.pdf

      the file size is 48.5 MB.

      You should have no problems downloading it…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  31. Krishna says:

    Hare Krishna prabhuji,

    I plan to start e-learning course on-line for free of charge for the benefit of devotees and others in general. If I were to use Srila Prabhupad’s original version BG, will I breach the copyright. In other words, can you grant me the permission? or I should seek BBT’s permission.

    Kindly advice.

    Krishna

    • It is (C) A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

      I am sure he will be very happy if you use it…

  32. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji,
    I hav downloaded the 10th canto volume2.. I have started readin now only. I feel if someone teaches it for me I can understand and grasp the details in more detail and can get benefitted . What can I do ?

    Thanking you,
    D. Balaji

    • Read Srila Prabhupada’s purports. He will teach you. That is what Prabhupada’s purports are for. To teach you…

      I hope you have read all the other cantos?

      You should not try to read the Tenth Canto unless you have thoroughly read all other cantos 1-9.

      The subject matter develops through the various cantos, you will not get the benefit of the tenth canto unless you have already properly studied all the other cantos.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Balaji Dhanasekar says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji..
        Thank you so much for your reply. I hav read the introduction, life history of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the first chapter Questions of the Sages. I’m a beginner. With your help and guidance I shall try to read all the cantos of Srimad Bhaghavatham.
        After reading the book I had a feel of interest to learn more about Sri Narayana.
        Thank you,
        Hare Krishna
        Balaji.D

  33. Balaji Dhanasekar says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji,
    One more doubt. ISCKON was founded by SP A.C. Bhaktivedantaswami correct ? Now after him (after his disappearance) are the teachings of ISCKON not correct? Are they not perfectly divine as they are expected to be ? And what are Ritvik and other foundations.?
    Please kindly forgive my ignorance and sorry if I had spoken anything wrong. I don’t want anyone to spread wrong teachings of Bhaktivedantaswami under the name of The Almighty Sriman Narayana.
    Do kindly reply me and make me understand.
    Thanking you,
    Hare Krishna,
    Balaji. D

    • ISKCON have changed the teachings of Srila Prabhupada in so many ways. They are changing his books to try and reflect the changes they have made to the eternal and unchangeable philosophy of Krishna consciousness. So certainly ISKCON is no longer divine at all. You can not reject and change the instructions of your spiritual master without becoming completely demoniac. And if you look into the history of ISKCON since Srila Prabhupada left our material vision in 1977 you will see a history of completely demonic persons trying to use Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON for their own personal gain. This is demoniac.

      This is the tendency in history. When the empowered acarya leaves his preaching organization becomes overtaken by demons in the dress of devotees. There is not much that can be done to stop this. The demons are very keen to take over the position of guru and if there is no powerful acarya to keep them in check then it is very hard to stop demons from taking the position of guru and exploiting the innocent disciples. So we have seen this happening in ISKCON now for many years and it has been the cause of spiritual ruination for so many unfortunate devotees.

      So my advice is that you stay far, far away from ISKCON and ISKCON devotees. They can not help you to become Krishna conscious but they are very qualified to hinder your natural progress in spiritual life.

      Stay away from ISKCON but become very close to Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada is living in his books and other recorded vani and you can personally associate with him by reading his books and hearing his recorded classes. This is direct and personal association with a pure devotee of Krishna and this sadhu-sanga with Srila Prabhupada has the power to elevate you to the platform of pure devotional service.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Balaji Dhanasekar says:

        Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji, I understand and accept thoughts.. But as a devotee of Sri Krishna, shudnt we try to do something for this. Because I hav seen many of my friends goin there. Of course they went only for Darshan of Sri Krishna. But what about the other unfortunate souls who as you say will be misguided under the name of Krishna consciousness. Thanking you,, Hare Krishna, Balaji.D

        • Hare Krishna Balaji

          What we should do is become pure devotees of Krishna ourselves by surrendering to Srila Prabhupada and following all the instructions he gives us while we read his books.

          Then Srila Prabhupada and Krishna will give us the intelligence so we will know exactly what we should do…

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  34. surabhi says:

    Dear Madhudvisa prabhu,

    Can you please tell me what are the most serious changes the BBT has made, other than grammatical or spelling corrections? What are the most drastic changes been made, by which the entire original meaning got lost? If you could give me some examples, and preferably an overview (or a link to where I can find this information) that would be very helpful.
    Thank you in advance,

    Sincerely,
    Surabhi

    • Hare Krishna Surabhi

      You can find all this information at:

      http://www.bookchanges.com

      Please read all the articles there. You will be very shocked about what they are doing to Srila Prabhupada’s books. They don’t like a lot of the things that Srila Prabhupada says and they want to change them. Of course they have started slowly. Still they have made thousands and thousands of significant changes that really alter the meaning of what Prabhupada says. Sometimes very dramatically changing the meaning, sometimes completely reversing what Prabhupada said…

      ISKCON today is not like Prabhupada’s ISKCON. So their idea is they have to change Prabhupada’s books because they do not match today’s ISKCON… Of course they should not have changed ISKCON into something different from what Prabhupada established… Then they wouldn’t have to change Prabhupada’s books…

      Anyhow please carefully study all the articles at:

      http://www.BookChanges.com

      And if you have more specific questions I am happy to answer them for you.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • surabhi says:

        Thanks for your fast reply, prabhu. I will give it a serious look and may contact you for further clarification, if needed. Meanwhile I have sent you a message on an other article. I’ll be awaiting your reply.
        Hare Krishna

  35. Orlando says:

    Thank you so much prabhu for this wonderful arrangement of the original works of the master
    All glories unto Prabhupada, all glories to Sri Krishna, all glories to Madhudvisa dasa!

  36. basudev das says:

    This krishna consciousness movement is the only movement which can guide a person for the path of purity and selfish less service. Not only towards god and his devotees but also to the whole world and people living around here

  37. a regular commentator says:

    Can anyone tell me the links of pdf files of Canto 11 and 12 without the poisonous commentary. Thanks

    • There is no use in reading Bhagavatam without commentary by a pure devotee of Krishna. Srila Prabhupada has given us so many books and I suggest that you have most probably not read all of Srila Prabhupada’s books so you need to concentrate on reading all of Prabhupada’s books and listening to all of his classes and reading all of his letters, etc. Srila Prabhupada has given us enough to keep us constantly engaged in hearing about Krishna for a very long time. And the nature of Srila Prabhupada’s books is that every time you read them a new level of knowledge and realization opens up. So when you have read all of Prabhupada’s books simply read them again and you will find the second time you read them you will get so much more than you got on the first reading. Like this when you finish reading all of Srila Prabhupada’s books for the second time start again and read them all for a third time. You can keep on reading Prabhupada’s books like this and they will continue to become more and more blissful, more and more ecstatic, and you will realize more and more transcendental knowledge as your heart becomes purified and you advance in Krishna consciousness by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, by hearing from Srila Prabhupada.

      Certainly no one should ever read or even touch any of the Bhagavatam volumes that contain translations and ‘Bhaktivedanta Purports’ by Hriydananda godas. This is ISKCON’s disease; they consider the books of Hriydananda to be non-different from the books of Srila Prabhupada. As you read the BBT Bhagavatam it just flows from Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam to Hriydananda’s Bhagavatam with absolutely no warning, on the assumption that Hriydananda godas is just as good as Prabhupada… This is such an offense to Srila Prabhupada. Putting Hriydananda godas on the same platform as Srila Prabhupada. I really can not imagine that there are many idiots out there any more who can accept such insanity. I heard Prabhupada say today that you can fool all of the people for some time and you can fool some of the people for all of the time but you can not fool all of the people for all of the time. So ISKCON’s time of fooling all of the devotees is long gone and really I think they are reaching the point where they are unable to fool any of the devotees…

      So the bottom line is forget reading anything that is not written by Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of Krishna and he has given us absolutely everything we need to become completely Krishna conscious, to become pure devotees, and to go back home back to Godhead and to take the whole universe with us. We simply have to surrender to Srila Prabhupada and take advantage of his association in the form of his transcendental books, his lectures, his conversations, his press conferences, his morning walks, his letters and all the other transcendental nectar he has left for us to raise us up to the platform of pure devotional service.

      So just read Prabhupada’s books. You do not need to read anything else at all.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  38. Shri Hari says:

    Hello. I am a swaminarayan devotee of BAPS. In the shikshapatri(manual for code of conduct and bhakti) it says that a devotee should read the tenth canto of the srimad bhagavatam every year. But it is not complete here. I understand that ISKCON are changing stuff. But I need the tenth canto. What should I do.

    • Firstly your instruction from Swami Narayana is wrong. This sort of stress on reading specifically the Tenth Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, giving special stress to reading the Tenth Canto over the other Cantos is completely wrong, completely bogus. The Srimad Bhagavatam has to be studied from the First Canto which is considered to be the lotus feet of Krishan and the subject matter progressively develops until the Tenth Canto which is considered to be Krishna’s Lotus face. So meditation on Krishna must start at Krishna’s lotus feet and progress gradually up to Krishna’s lotus face. So have to read all of the Bhagavatam, starting from the First Canto, in the order that it has been presented. Not that you put special stress on reading the Tenth Canto. You have to read and assimilate all the other cantos first before it is possible for you to appreciate and understand the Tenth Canto.

      As far as reading the complete Tenth Canto read Srila Prabhupada’s “Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead”.

      http://krishna.org/krsna-the-supreme-personality-of-godhead-pdf-download/

      That is a summary study of the Tenth Canto. Each of the 90 chapters in Krsna Book corresponds to one chapter of the Tenth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  39. Sachin Patil says:

    PAMHO

  40. Suresh says:

    Hare Krishna..
    I am life member of ISKON. I am searching for a copy of eBook of Srimadbhagavatam in ORIYA (my mother tongue) but not cann’t find. I have hard copies though. Can you please help. If its available for sale, I can purchase from one of ISKCON site also. Please let me know.

    Pranaam
    Suresh

    • madhudvisa says:

      You would need to contact the Indian BBT in Mumbai. They will know.

  41. Dear Madhudvisa Prabhu,

    Hare Kṛṣṇa Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupadā!

    Your service to the Krishna Consciousness movement is inestimable. I have just downloaded the scans of the original Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.. After viewing them, I get the warmest feeling of knowing that I am reading authoritative versions of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s most beautiful books.

    I was recently given an ultimatum at a local “ISKCON” temple, that unless I stopped promoting the Pre-1978 books, and stopped talking about the fallacy of rubber stamping gurus, I would have to leave. I have left, and I feel inspired for that decision. I would loose my life and soul if I were to compromise on principles which are keeping me cognizant of the need to protect the creeper of devotional service, and not allow it to get mixed up in karma, jnana or yoga.

    Thank you again and again for your invaluable service to current and future generations of Kṛṣṇa bhaktas.

    Hari bol!

    sincerely,
    bhakta Parker

    • Hare Krishna Bhakta Parker

      Yes, it is safer to leave ISKCON.

      But somehow we have to remain in Krishna consciousness. So that is quite a challenge. We talk about chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily and strictly following the four regulative principles and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books every day but we have to actually very strictly follow these things and everything else Srila Prabhupada is instructing us in his books..

      Really this is best done in the association of other devotees, it is very hard to be a devotee surrounded by non-devotees. But somehow that is the position we seem to be in at the moment so we have to push on and try to become Krishna conscious and try to serve Srila Prabhupada under these difficult circumstances.

      The solution is chanting Hare Krishna ultimately. So we have to actually get a taste for chanting Hare Krishna and have to actually do it constantly. It is only the sankirtan, the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra that can counteract the bad effects of Kali-yuga. So we have to chant Hare Krishna or we will not be even able to counteract the evils of Kali in our own lives, what to speak of saving the world, which, at some point in time, someone has to do, again..

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  42. murlidher says:

    Can I order this set of books in India? Is PDF version is available to download in Tamil language?

  43. jaya laksmi says:

    hare krishna:
    it’s so wonderful to have Srila Prabhupada’s book .
    it’s pity that srimad bhagavatam canto 4.2 and 4.3 and canto 8.1
    can not be downloaded. please examine.all others are ok.

    • As far as I can see there is no problem with the files. Try to download them again and let me know if you are still having a problem.

      • sivakumar says:

        hare krishna!
        can i have online reading of prabhupada original srimad bhagavatam. i feel comfortable in reading in mobile(cellphone) rather than in computer or hard copy.

        i hv been reading from veda base.com . as u sayn it is maintained by bbt and doesnt contain original writings of srila prabhupad , i feel it is better to change from BBT. RECENTLY I purchased original BG AS IT IS that was from mc millan book company.

        kindly accept my obeisances for your immense services

        sivakumar, tamilnadu, india

  44. David says:

    Are these available on a CD as a collection?

  45. Sachin Bhaganagare says:

    Please make available Srimad Bhagvatam in Marathi for download…

    • Please read Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavatam in English.

      English is the main language for India now. It is not a problem for Indians to learn English and if you know English then why not read Prabhupada’s books in English……

      It is available printed for sure in Marathi but you know when a book is translated into another language of course that is very good and very important for the people who only speak that language. But really in the translation process something is lost. It is better to read the book in the original language and for Srila Prabhupada’s books the original language is English.

  46. bhakta sky says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu all glories to Srila Prabhupada Please accept my humble obeisances. I really appreciate the work you are doing prabhu but I have one concern. The Srimad Bhagavatam downloads seem to be the originals but not the ones you are advertising on Krishnastore.com
    I happen to have that exact set from the website Krishnastore.com and they differ from the ones that I just downloaded. Please explain this to me because I am having a hard time trying to understand it. Thank you again prabhu for all your hard work on trying to preserve the legacy and authenticity of Our Spiritual Masters’ books. And please forgive me prabhu if I have offended you or anyone with my concerns. I just want to know the truth.

    • Hare Krishna Bhakta Sky

      The download is the first edition Bhagavatam.

      After the first editions were printed Srila Prabhupada instructed the editors to make many corrections to the first printed books. So there is editing between the first and later printings of the Bhagavatams. But this is not ‘changes’. If you look carefully you will not find the meaning of the text is being changed. So this editing went on under the authorization and direction of Srila Prabhupada. It is completely different from the changes that have been made after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance.

      The Bhagavatam set that you purchased from KrishnaStore.com is an exact replica of Bhagavatam volumes printed well before 1977. So it is completely authorized by Srila Prabhupada and is identical to the Bhagavatam volumes that Srila Prabhupada gave most of his classes from.

      So do not worry. The Bhagavatam set you have is completely authorized.

      There is nothing so original as the set you have in existence at the moment. You are very fortunate to have it. They are now out of print. We have a few sets left in Europe only.

      So just read it and become a pure devotee of Krishna.

      If it is good enough for Srila Prabhupada to read personally himself daily and give his classes from it should be good enough for you to read….

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

      • Bhakta Sky says:

        Hare Krishna prabhu! Thank you for helping me to understand. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

  47. Bernard Charl Loock says:

    Definitely would help having Srila Prabhupada\’s ORIGINAL transcripts in order for me to try and understand……The Absolute Truth


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