KRSNA THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, 1970 EDITION, 2 VOLUMES SET, ORIGINAL UNEDITED, ENGLISH
"Krishna Book" A Summary Study of Srila Vyasadeva's Srimad-Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto. 2017 KBI Reprinting of the Classic 1970 Edition 'Silver Cover'.
- Author: HDG A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
- Binding: HardBound, 2 Volume Set
- Pages: 383 + 369
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KRSNA, THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, "Krishna Book" (1970, Original in 2 Volumes)
Kṛṣṇa Book, A Summary Study of Srila Vyasadeva's Srimad-Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto.
2017 Reprinting of the Classic 1970 Edition 'Silver Cover' by ISKCON PRESS.
Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead tells the story of Krishna's life from Srimad-Bhagavatam,the summit of the ancient Vedas from India. This book is presented as a collection of beautiful readable short-stories and illustrations. It forms a biography of the life of Krishna, who was present in India over five thousand years ago. The stories develop from Lord Krishna's birth to His childhood and youth. Krishna plays with His boyfriends in the forest while looking after the cows and calves and incidentally He kills so many demons. On some full-moon nights He dances with Radha and His beautiful girl friends, the gopis in the rasa lila.
This is the original account of the extraordinary activities of Lord Sri Krsna (Krishna), who appeared on this earth over 5,000 years ago. Find out why He has enchanted people for centuries. Always remember Krishna, God. That was the goal of the rich spiritual culture that flourished in India for thousands of years. Even today Lord Krishna is remembered and glorified through monumental achievements of art, architecture, drama, music, dance and philosophy. Fifty centuries ago Krishna descended from the transcendental world to show us His eternal spiritual activities. His acts reveal the fullest concept of God and attract us to join Him again. They are tangible subjects upon which to meditate. Sri Krishna's life is fascinating and highly entertaining. Even children love the stories. His life is full of deep philosophical wisdom and spiritual insight, and is a window into the personality, thoughts, and feelings of God. Krsna Book is a summary study of the Tenth Canto of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Without the Sanskrit of the Bhāgavatam it's an easy way to read yourself into the spiritual realm.
For literally thousands of years, the Vedic literatures of India have represented a vast treasure house of knowledge and delight for millions upon millions of readers. Unfortunately, many of the most interesting of these ancient Sanskrit texts have remained inaccessible to the modern reader in the West – that is, until now. This book contains an original account of the extraordinary pastimes of Lord Krishna, who appeared on this planet over 5,000 years ago. Absorb yourself in its pages and come directly in touch with his marvelous characteristics and glorious deeds. Join Lord Krishna in a long-forgotten time as he enchants all the residents of the magical land of Vrindavana and simultaneously battles a fantastic array of wizards and warriors wholly bent upon his destruction. Sri Krishna's pastimes are not only fascinating, charming and highly entertaining but are full of deep philosophic wisdom and spiritual insight as well. Anyone who takes the time to read this one-of-a-kind literature will be impressed by its relevance to contemporary human concerns.
The most comprehensive and authoritativc Vedic scriptural literature is the Srimad-Bhagavatam ( "The Beautiful Story of the Personality of Godhead"), the mature contribution of Srila Vyasadeva, the compiler of the Vedas. Of the twelve cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam, the tenth canto is considered the most confidential, since it describes all the transcendental pastimes of Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krsna is a summary study of the tenth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.
The activities of Krishna, which appear to be like those of an ordinary human being, can only be properly understood with the help of a bona fide spiritual master fully realized in the knowledge of this transcendental nature. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is authorized by an unbreakable disciplic succession of spiritual masters going back thousands of years to the time when Krsna appeared. Because he is the representative of the disciplic succession for this age and because of his complete immersion in love of Krishna Prabhupada is uniquely qualified to present Krsna as He is.
Sukadeva Gosvami, the original speaker of Srimad-Bhagavatam, has declared that there are three classes of men and that the pastimes of Krishna will be relished by each of them. The liberated soul who is no longer interested in mundane topics most certainly hears about Krishna with the highest pleasure. The person who is trying to become liberated will abo enjoy these topics of the Personality of Godhead, which purify anyone who hears them. And even the gross materialist will enjoy hearing about Krsna because of the resemblance between His affairs with the gopis and the loving affairs of ordinary boys and girls.
Forseeing the publication of this book, with its fifty-eight full-color illustrations, Prabhupada commented, "No other religion has such a full concept of God. I think our Krsna book will convince them. Whoesever reads it will become a devotee of Krsna.
The Book Set Contains two Hardbound volumes:
Volume 1 Contents: Introductory Note by George Harrison, Preface, Introduction, Advent of Lord Krsna, Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb, Birth of Lord Krsna, Kamsa Begins His Persecutions, Meeting of Nanda and Vasudeva, Putana Killed, Salvation of Trnavarta, Vision of the Universal Form, Mother Yasoda Binding Lord Krsna, Deliverance of Nalakuvara and Manigriva, Killing the Demons Vatsasura and Bakasura, The Killing of the Aghasura Demon, The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahma, Prayers Offered by Lord Brahma to Lord Krsna, Killing of Dhenukasura, Subduing Kaliya, Extinguishing the Forest Fire, Killing the Demon Pralambasura, Devouring the Forest Fire, Description of Autumn, The Gopis Attracted by the Flute, Stealing the Garments of the Unmarried Gopi Girls, Delivering the Wives of the Brahmanas Who Performed Sacrifices, Worshiping Govardhana Hill, Devastating Rainfall in Vrndavana, Wonderful Krsna Prayers by Indra, the King of Heaven, Releasing Nanda Maharaja from the Clutches of Varuna, The Rasa Dance: Introduction, Krsna's Hiding from the Gopis, Songs by the Gopis, Description of the Rasa Dance, Vidyadhara Liberated and the Demon Sankhasura Killed, The Gopis' Feelings of Separation, Kamsa Sends Akrura for Krsna, Killing the Kesi Demon and Vyomasura, Akrura's Arrival in Vrndavana, Akrura's Return Journey and His Visiting of Visnuloka Within the Yamuna River, Prayers by Akrura, Krsna Enters Mathura, The Breaking of the Bow in the Sacrificial Arena, The Killing of the Elephant Kuvalayapida, The Killing of K amsa, Krsna Recovers the Son of His Teacher, Uddhava Visits Vrndavana, Delivery of the Message of Krsna to the Gopis, Krsna Pleases His Devotees, Ill-motivated Dhrtarastra, Krsna Erects the Dvaraka Fort, Deliverance of Mucukunda, Krsna, the Ranchor, Krsna Kidnaps Rukmini, Krsna Defeats All the Princes and Takes Rukmini Home to Dvaraka, Pradyumna Born to Krsna and Rukmini
Volume 2 Contents: The Story of the Syamantaka Jewel, The Killing of Satrajit and Satadhanva, Five Queens Married by Krsna, Deliverance of the Demon Bhaumasura, Talks Between Krsna and Rukmini, The Genealogical Table of the Family of Krsna, The Meeting of Usa and Aniruddha, Lord Krsna Fights with Banasura, The Story of King Nrga, Lord Balarama Visits Vrndavana, The Deliverance of Paundraka and the King of Kasi, The Deliverance of Dvivida Gorilla, The Marriage of Samba, The Great Sage Narada Visits the Different Homes of Lord Krsna, Lord Krsna's Daily Activities, Lord Krsna in Indraprastha City, The Liberation of King Jarasandha, Lord Krsna Returns to the City of Hastinapura, The Deliverance of Sisupala, Why Duryodhana Felt Insulted at the End of the Rajasuya Sacrifice, The Battle Between Salva and the Yadu Dynasty, The Killing of Dantavakra, Viduratha and Romaharsana, The Liberation of Balvala, and Lord Balarama's Touring the Sacred Places, Meeting of Lord Krsna with Sudama Brahmana, The Brahmana Sudama Benedicted by Lord Krsna, Lord Krsna and Balarama Meet the Inhabitants of Vrndavana, Draupadi Meets the Queens of Krsna, Sacrificial Ceremonies Performed by Vasudeva, Spiritual Instruction for Vasudeva and Return of the Six Dead Sons of Devaki by Lord Krsna, The Kidnapping of Subhadra and Lord Krsna's Visiting Srutadeva and Bahulasva, Prayers by the Personified Vedas, The Deliverance of Lord Siva, The Superexcellent Power of Krsna, Summary Description of Lord Krsna's Pastimes, Glossary, Index, Bibliography, Note on Pronunciation of Transliterated Sanskrit Words
Exact Reproduction of Original Books.
This two volume Krsna Book set is an exact replica of the first printing by ISKCON Press (now The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) in 1970 as Orignally Printed in by Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Japan.
All original color plates are included.
Complete Glossary, Subject Index and Bibliography.
With Introductory note by George Harrison.
This reprint is from the classic 1970 edition 'Silver Cover'.
Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Publisher: Krishna Books Inc. (KBI), New Reprint of the Original 1970 Edition
ISBNs: 9780912776606, 978-0-912776-60-6, 0912776609, 0-912776-60-9
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 74-118081
Format: Hard Cover, 2 Volume Set, 18 cms × 27 cms.
Pages: Volume 1, 383 Pages. Volume 2, 369 Pages.
Color Plates: Total of 132 in two Volumes.
Weight: ≈ 2.2 kgs