1. A warning about professional Bhagavatam speakers

    We should not hear Bhagavatam from a professional man, who are observing the Bhagavata-saptaha. I know, in Bombay there is a big speaker of Bhagavatam. He preaches that “You remain in your family life very peacefully. This is the instruction of Bhagavata.” He never teaches that you have to give up this nonsense family life and you have to go back to home, back to Godhead. He never preaches that. There are so many examples. He comes to the conclusion that “You live peacefully,” as if to live peacefully in this material world is the highest achievement of life. They will never disclose the actual fact that nobody can live in this world peacefully. It is not possible at all. But they want money. So they’ll flatter, or they’ll go to Krsna’s rasa-lila, presenting Krsna as ordinary human being and the gopis are ordinary girls. So this is very palatable for us, kissing, embracing young girls. So Krsna is doing, but they take it that their embracing and kissing is supported by Krsna. This is going on. That is a different subject matter; they do not know that. Therefore the Krsna’s dealing with the gopis have been described in the middle of Tenth Canto. And nine cantos have been devoted, described, so that one may understand what is Krsna.

    Srila Prabhupada /Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.25 – June 23, 1972, Los Angeles