The author presents this book in two parts. The first part addresses the concerns of the curious mind, explores how to connect with Krishna, describes the concepts and importance of guru, and introduces the basics of the Bhagavad-gita and the Bhagavat-Purana.
The second part summarizes the Bhagavad gita and the Bhagavat-Purana, and describes the pastimes of Krishna from His birth in Mathura to His final pastimes, most of them in a poetry format, which absorbs the mind and the heart alike.
Excerpt from the first chapter:
Suppose you are at a crowded party. You meet a man who says, “I came with my wife. She’s the love of my life.”
Looking around the room you ask, “Which one is your wife?
Is she blonde or brunette?”
“I’m not sure.”
“Well, is she short or tall?”
“I don’t know.”
“White or black? Fat or thin? Brown or blue eyes?”
“I have no idea. But I really love her.”
“How can you love someone you don’t even know?”
Now, if someone asked you who God is, would you fare any better? If we are honest, most of us will admit that our understanding of God is vague, no matter how much we profess our love. No wonder Nietzsche famously asked for a better God than a blustering old man or a nameless nothing. How do you love an unseen some One or some Thing?
Since God created personable, lovable, vivacious people, He must have the same stuff in full. Otherwise, where did our attractive qualities originate? If God had no personality, how could anyone be attracted to Him? If He wasn’t attractive, how could anyone love Him?