Srimad-Bhagavatam
Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Srimad-Bhagavatam

"Srmad-Bhagavatam is the "Cream of the Vedic literatures"of ancient India.Five thousand years ago the great sage Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa composed this purana,or history,to explain the essence of spiritual knowledge"Srila Prabhupada said,"Srimad-Bhagavatam is the Transcendental science not only for knowing the ultimate source of everything but also for knowing our relation with Him(Krsna),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 carful 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. Srimad-Bhagavatam begins with the definition of the ultimate source.It is a bona fide commentary on the Vedanta-sutra by the same auther,Srila Vyasadeva,and gradually it develops into nine cantos up to the highest state of God realization.""On the other hand that litrature which is full with descriptions of the transcendental glories of the name,Fame,Form and pastimes of the unlimited Supreme Lord is a transcendental creation meant to bring about a revolution in the impious life of a misdirected civilization.Such transcendental literatures,even though irregulaly composed,are heard,sung and accepted by purified men who are thoroughly honest."Om tat sat----A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami
Because of space limitation,you will be reading a story from Srimad-Bhagavatam,Translation and commentary by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada(appeared in "Back to Godhead" magazine,..If anyone is interested in getting Srila Prabhupada's books,please E-mail me at (krsnajoe@hotmail.com)

The Deliverance of Ajamila
There was once a young Brahmana(A priest or teacher),named Ajamila,who was a reservoir of good character and conduct.He was mild and gentle,always truthful,well versed in the Vedic scriptures,and very pure.One day,on the request of his father,Arjamila went to the forest to collect fruit,flowers and grasses.On the way home, he came upon a very lusty low-class man embracing and kissing a prostitute.Both of them were drunk,and the man was smiling,singing,and enjoying himself without shame.The prostitute's eyes were rolling in intoxication,and her dress had become loose.When Ajamila saw her,the lusty desires in his heart awakened,and in illusion he fell under thier control.Remembering the instuctions of the scripyures,Ajamila tried not to gaze at the woman.he strained to controlhis lusty desires with the help of his knowledge and intellect, but he failed and as a result lost all his good sense.In the days that followed he always thought about the prositute,and within a short time he took her as a servant in his house and abanoned all the braminical principles.Ajamila began spending the money he had inherited from his father on various gifts to satisfy the prostitute.He even abandoned his beautiful young wife,who came from a very respectable family.Thus Ajamila spent his long life irresponibly breaking all the rules and regulations of the holy s