Srimad Bhagavatam

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Srimad Bhagavatam (Mahapurana): one of the eighteen Puranas, a holy scripture exclusively on the subject of Lord Krishna, Srila Vyasadev’s own commentary on Vedanta.

— books Srimad Bhagavad-gita / Glossary

Srimad Bhagavatam the essence of all Vedic literature. Written by Srila Vyasadev as the fruit of his meditation on the four verses spoken by Lord Krsna to Lord Brahma at the beginning of creation, Srimad Bhagavatam is Vyasadev’s natural commentary on the Vedanta-sutra, the foremost of all the Puranas, and the conclusion of all the Vedic literatures. The text is comprised of 18,000 verses and explains ten subjects: (1) the creation: the manifestation of the material elements, (2) the sub-creation: the manifestation of the life-forms within the creation, (3) position: the Lord’s rule over the creation, (4) nourishment: the Lord’s mercy upon His devotees, (5) conditioning: the impressions created by actions, (6) the Manus: the establishment of proper dharma, (7) discussion of the Lord: narrations of the activities of the Lord’s Avatars and Their devotees; (8) the destruction: the souls laying at rest (after the dissolution of the material elements), (9) liberation: realisation of the true self, and (10) the shelter: the Supreme Being. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu accepted Srimad Bhagavatam as the purest and most authoritative revelation of the Absolute as it describes the dharma of the paramahamsas, is dearmost to the Vaisnavas, explains the highest engagement of liberated souls, establishes Lord Sri Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and shows divine love for Him to be the ultimate attainment.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Glossary