ISKCON Press


Dedicated to His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

We must know the present need of human society. And what is that need? Human society is no longer bounded by geographical limits to particular countries or communities. Human society is broader than in the Middle Ages, and the world tendency is toward one state or one human society. The ideals of spiritual communism, according to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, are based more or less on the oneness of the entire human society, nay, of the entire energy of living beings. The need is felt by great thinkers to make this a successful ideology. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam will fill this need in human society. It begins, therefore, with the aphorism of Vedānta philosophy janmādy sya yataḥ to establish the ideal of a common cause.

Human society, at the present moment, is not in the darkness of oblivion. It has made rapid progress in the field of material comforts, education and economic development throughout the entire world. But there is a pinprick somewhere in the social body at large, and therefore there are large-scale quarrels, even over less important issues. There is need of a clue as to how humanity can become one in peace, friendship and prosperity with a common cause. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam will fill this need, for it is a cultural presentation for the re-spiritualization of the entire human society.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Preface

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Books by His Divine Grace

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta

The Nectar of Devotion

The Nectar of Instruction

KṚṢṆA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead

Teachings of Lord Chaitanya

Śrī Īśopaniṣad

Easy Journey to Other Planets

Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, The Topmost Yoga System

Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers

Kṛṣṇa, the Reservoir of Pleasure

Teachings of Lord Kapila

Teachings of Queen Kuntī

The Science of Self Realization

Path of Perfection

Life Comes From Life

The Perfection of Yoga

Beyond Birth and Death

On the Way to Kṛṣṇa

Rāja-Vidyā: The King of Knowledge

Elevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, The Matchless Gift

Transcendental Teachings of Prahlāda Mahārāja


Spoken on this day


About the Author

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is the author of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Kṛṣṇa and many other English versions of Vedic literature. He is a fully self-realized devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa and the latest disciple in a succession that originally began with Kṛṣṇa Himself. He is the founder and spiritual master of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

About ISKCON Press

The original ISKCON Press was inaugurated by Srila Prabhupāda in 1969, calling it “the heart of ISKCON.” It was superseded a few years later by The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), which went on to publish and distribute millions of books worldwide. However, not long after the disappearance of His Divine Grace in 1977, BBT started changing his books, most notably Bhagavad-gītā As It Is and KṚṢṆA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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