Light of the Bhagavata


Six years prior to his journey to New York, Srila Prabhupada takes his first attempt to start preaching abroad India. He contacts the organizers of international conference in Japan and is invited to take part with his presentation about Vedic philosophy. Specially for this purpose Srila Prabhupada writes 48 sketches based on descriptions of the nature from 10th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. These sketches were supposed to be published together with the paintings of one of the best Japanese contemporary artists. Srila Prabhupada did not get the opportunity at that time to obtain the visa and to find money to finance the trip. That book remained unknown and was published only in 1984, seven years after Prabhupada’s disappearance. The disciples of Srila Prabhupada do it for the satisfaction of their spiritual master to his another masterpiece to the world. The sketches form poetical and philosophical union with the pictures, that were specially painted to illustrate the text. This wonderful meditative book presents a unique experience of merging different cultures with transcendence.

The A section of the Srimad-Bhagavatam poetically compares spiritual life to the beauty of nature in autumn. Each verse is illustrated in the traditional Gongbi style by Madam Li Yuen Sheng.


The simplicity, beauty and intricacies found in nature have captured the minds and hearts of the greatest philosophers throughout time. Even the greatest scientific minds of our time are at a loss to understand nature’s greatest mysteries. Light of the Bhagavata presents a clear and tangible illustration of the purpose and significance of nature and it’s origin. Beautiful Chinese illustrations accompany a profound and poetic rendition of SB 10.20, the Rainy Season and Autumn in Vrndavana.

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