Author: Swami Madhavananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175051159
Shri Krishna gives in this text His parting instructions to His beloved devotee and follower, Uddhava, shortly before His departure from this world.
These teachings, which are in every way as important as those of the Bhagavad Gita, from the main part of the eleventh book of the great Hindu Scripture, the Shrimad Bhagavatam. Various instructions are given, but in and through all, the necessity of seeing the Lord in everything, plus living a life of perfect self-surrender and non-attachment, are continuously emphasized. In the end Shri Krishna says, ' I have just explained to you, in a concise as well as an analytic way, the essence of the philosophy of Brahman, which is unintelligible even to the gods'.
Shri Ramakrishna always kept a copy of the Bhagavatam in his room. He used to say: It is fried in the butter of knowledge and soaked in the syrup of love.
The study of such a book cannot but be of the great4est help to a seeker after truth.