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Divided into 12 skandas with over 30, verses it is massive. It may seem strange to say it, since those days did not end happily for me, but that would have been a shame.
However as Rumi says”What you seek is seeking you “, I stumbled upon this English translation of the Bhagavatham written by Ramesh Menon three years ago. Honestly, when I started reading things like that, I was just sickened. The Mahabharata will forever remain one of my favourite books, but any doubts I might have had about leaving Vaishnavism are officially dead.
He also does what I must conclude are mistranslations. Ashish Bhatnagar rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Siva is paired with a goddess of equal worth, for a start, who actually has a personality and isn’t just a whore.
Adhiraj Didwania rated it really liked it Apr 10, A little rudimentary research will tell you the original Sanskrit text was composed long after things like the Siva Purana or the Mahabharata.
And notably, this book was written entirely for men. These heroes who came along later Zachariah Bhagvaata rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Oct 08, Masen Production rated it it was amazing.
All these women were married to other men, by the way, but that’s okay too, because Krishna bhgaavata God. And how does it make sense when it’s alternated with endless messages that sex is bad, we’re not the body, and ‘a woman’s body is a filthy and vile thing’ that is just ‘worm food’???
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He must have had more money than Joel Osteen. They worship the great Gods with deep bhakti and ask them to bless their descendants. Lavkesh rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Published first published December 31st I was always taught the ultimate aim in life was to emulate Radharani in her love for Krishna – who is the supreme God – and that years ago Krishna wanted to understand this love, so he incarnate as a brahmachari named Chaitanya, who was Radha-Krishna in one body.
I will not judge whether the philosophy of the BP is true or not. There is one line during the Rasa dance section when Krishna disappears and the gopis see a woman’s footprints beside his, heading off through the trees. If they HAVE, they will be the Bhaktivedanta translations, rife with endless purports telling us how to interpret things.
His books include The Ramayana: Surely it was a fault of the translation!
It comes from the word for ‘best worshipper’ containing the word ‘radha’. This review requires background.
Bhagavata Purana ( Set in 2 Vol.)
And when Krishna walks by, women’s clothing literally falls right off their bodies. I It took me six months to plow through it and reading it was a spiritual experience by itself. This is not religion; it’s rampant sexism. They were also clearly trying to unite various factions of belief in the region by saying all the gods of old are ultimately one – Vishnu.
So I researched it and, no, the translation is fine. I was in disbelief that it was over – but thank God it was.
The Bhagavata Purana by Ramesh Menon
Christine rated it liked it May 26, This covers a big part of Hindu mythology, and it is better to approach it as a fictional novel rather than philosophical as that gets pretty confusing. Usually delivered in days? Dongay Rajasekhar rated it really liked it Oct 22, Goutham Tirumala rated it really liked it Jun 28, This is an excellent translation, taking the original verse and converting it into easily readable prose. And it’s all so convoluted. The key texts are the Bhagavad-Gita and the Bhagavatam.
Keyur Shah Certified Buyer 19 Feb, Jess Brumbaugh rated it it was amazing Apr 07, If a sincere spiritual seeker took them as anything else, there are plenty of Bibles around where he can read the original story.
The BP is not shy about people having sex. Women are described as faithless and only interested in sex, dragging men down with them, and heaven is then paradoxically populated with naked gorgeous women ready to fulfill your every desire.
Chandreyee rated it liked it Nov 22, He developed an informal guru-sishya relationship with the great Malayalam novelist OV Vijayanand translated two of his master’s novels into English: