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Essays on the Srimad Bhagavatam 

The following Essays were written between 2017-2019 during my Bhakti Vaibhava Study at the VIHE in Vrindavana, India. 


01 - Essay  Canto 1

The Art of Hearing 

„Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.“

02 - Essay Canto 2

Respectful Preaching

„Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri Krishna, the deliverer from evils.“


03 - Essay Canto 3 

Brahma’s Prayers For Creative Energy

„The Supreme Personality of Godhead then said: O Brahmä, O depth of Vedic wisdom, be neither depressed nor anxious about the execution of creation. What you are begging from Me has already been granted before.“

04 - Canto 3

The Greatest
Purifying Process

“As bell metal is turned to gold when mixed with mercury in an alchemical process, so one who is properly trained and initiated by a bona fide spiritual master immediately becomes a brahmana.”

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05 - Essay Canto 4 

Vaishnava Aparadha

 "If one becomes like a mad elephant and commits offenses at the lotus feet of a Vaishnava, his entire spiritual career is halted. One should, therefore, be very careful not to commit offenses at the lotus feet of a Vaishnava."

06 - Essay Canto 4


 „The Lord has unlimited transcendental qualities and opulences, and one who feels influenced by the Lord's qualities in various activities offers prayers to the Lord. In this way he becomes successful.“

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07 - Essay Canto 5 


 "Śrīpāda Śaṅkarācārya has therefore warned the transcendentalists that one who is after transcendental realization should not be attracted by the raised breasts of a woman because they are nothing but an interaction of fat and blood within the body."

08 - Essay Canto 6

The Glories of Nama-bhasa 

„My dear King, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore the chanting of the saṅkīrtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand this so that others will take it seriously.“

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