…here we are having Bhagavata class. This is not ordinary Bhagavata class, not jumping over Krsna's rasa-lila. It is not like that. It is step by step studying what is Krsna, what is this material world, what is the sambandha, or relationship with Krsna — so many things — how this body has developed, how we have forgotten Krsna, how to revive our Krsna consciousness. These
things must be studied first of all. Then we can understand what is Krsna's pastimes with the gopis. But these professional Bhagavata preachers, they go, jump over at once.
Srila Prabhupada, Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.31 — January 8, 1975, Bombay