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Brilliant as the Sun: A Retelling of Srimad Bhagavatam

Canto Two: Mysteries of Creation
Narrated by: Krishna Dharma
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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In this second canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, we hear the great sage Shukadeva Goswami answering the questions of King Parikit, who has been cursed to die in seven days. After briefly delineating man’s highest duty and the best way to conquer suffering and death, Shukadeva explains the path of mystic yoga and meditation.

We are then introduced to Lord Brahma, greatest of the gods and engineer of the universe. Questioned by his son, Narada, another powerful mystic, he describes the process of creation. We hear how the all-powerful Supreme Person manifests the elements from his spiritual body, enters into them as an expansion of himself, and produces the template for creation that Brahma then effects.

Mysteries of Creation presents this profound and illuminating knowledge in a simplified and dramatic style, making it accessible to all. It offers answers to the often vexing questions of why the universe exists, how we came to be within it, why God lets us suffer, and how we can achieve our fullest potential by awakening our eternal nature as parts of the all-blissful Supreme. 

Those interested in cosmology and astronomy will find this book fascinating, presenting as it does the intricate scientific descriptions of universal origins, as understood by the enlightened sages of ancient India. Most of all though, anyone desiring to solve the real problems of life - described in Srimad Bhagavatam as birth, old age, disease, and death - will surely find this work an invaluable resource.   

©2017 Kenneth Anderson (P)2018 Kenneth Anderson

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This is a very engaging and interesting read (listen). The author reads his own creation. Wonderful presentation of the ancient wisdom of India. Spiritually enlivening and informative book. Dive deep into the timeless message of the sages of yore.

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  • surabhi
  • 06-05-19

a much needed series of books

Having read Krishna Dharma's Ramayana and Mahabharata retellings, I expected this series to be more dramatic. But a great series of books nonetheless.

This series is good for anyone interested in the Srimad Bhagavatam. It introduces the great literature in a succinct manner. Being written in a story form, it gives us a nice visual of the events described in the SB. For an advanced learner, it is a great little book to have regular recaps of the SB.

The audio-book version is especially useful for me because I can listen to it while doing other activities or at bedtime. Each book is only about 4 hours long, so I can quickly go through it. I would be listening to these books over and over again to keep the SB fresh in my mind.

The reader has a nice soothing voice. The recording is fine. Overall, I'm happy with it. Looking forward to all the subsequent cantos.

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  • Kisori
  • 08-04-19

Wonderfully composed

Absolutely captivating and thought provoking book. Author is clearly competent in his research and has compiled the work in a clear and easy to follow manner. Already a fan of the previous book and can’t wait for more in this series. I feel it’s the real deal with no jargon involved and not some hokey pokey fantasy put together for profit; instead a rather impressive collection of facts and references used to assure its authenticity. Would recommend to all interested in finding out real truths!

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