«See how universal is the religion of the Bhagavat. It is not intended for a certain class of Hindus alone, but it is a gift to man at large, in whatever country he is born and in whatever society he is bred.»
Originally delivered as a lecture at Dinajpur, Bengal, in 1869, The Bhagavata destroys present-day misconceptions and prejudices surrounding Srimad Bhagavatam and also demonstrates the true nature of the text with an overview of its purely spiritual and supreme message. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur denounces «party-spirit – that great enemy of truth» and makes a non-sectarian discussion of religion, expressing appreciation for religious thinkers ranging from Jesus and Kant to Confucius and Ram Mohan Roy, and presents the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam as most relevant for «all classes of theists».
Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur