Saturday, June 6, 2009

Krishna The Supreme Personality of Godhead


Title: Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead

ISBN: 0-912776-60-9

Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Versions: Print, Kindle, PDF

Synopsis: Stories relating to Krishna’s life and pastimes are found in various Vedic literatures, with each focusing on particular aspects of the Lord’s life. This book is a summary study of the tenth canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), focusing mainly on the Lord’s birth, childhood activities, and several incidents from His adult life. A mixture of translations and purports, Prabhupada tells the story of Krishna’s life in a manner easily accessible to anyone, whether they be an advanced devotee or one who knows nothing about Krishna. The Lord was very mischievous as a child, performing pastimes such as stealing butter and yogurt, and playing with His cowherd friends in Vrindavana. The inclusion of these stories by itself makes this book worth reading.