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Dinabandhu dasa
Lord Shiva and the Eleven Rudras, 1997, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

First Canto
(By His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

Disparity in human society is due to lack of principles in a godless civilization. There is God, or the Almighty One, from whom everything emanates, by whom everything is maintained and in whom everything is merged to rest. Material science has tried to find the ultimate source of creation very insufficiently, but it is a fact that there is one ultimate source of everything that be. This ultimate source is explained rationally and authoritatively in the beautiful Bhagavatam, or Srimad-Bhagavatam.

"Srimad-Bhagavatam is the transcendental science not only for knowing the ultimate source of everything but also for knowing our relation with Him and our duty toward perfection of the human society on the basis of this perfect knowledge. It is powerful reading matter in the Sanskrit language, and it is now rendered into English elaborately so that simply by a careful reading one will know God perfectly well, so much so that the reader will be sufficiently educated to defend himself from the onslaught of atheists. Over and above this, the reader will be able to convert others to accepting God as a concrete principle."

(excerpt from the preface to Srimad-Bhagavatam)

Titles of the 12 Cantos:
Canto 1: Creation
Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation
Canto 3: The Status Quo
Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth Order
Canto 5: The Creative Impetus
Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for Mankind
Canto 7: The Science of God
Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations
Canto 9: Liberation
Canto 10: The Summum Bonum
Canto 11: General History
Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration

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