Question: Daily I read Śrīmad Bhāgavatam but I also want to read other books like Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa Book and other books. How do I manage my reading of different books?

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Caitanya said we should read Kṛṣṇa’s teachings. Bhagavad-gītā is Kṛṣṇa’s teachings, it is spoken by Kṛṣṇa. And those who have read Bhagavad-gītā, they can go on to Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. And the Kṛṣṇa Book is the summary study of the 10th canto of...

Question: I am now taking Bhakti Vaibhava course and although I am enjoying it immensely, I sometimes feel that Srimad Bhagavatam is so advanced that I find it difficult to understand – particularly, the 5th Canto. How should we approach the Bhagavatam or how should or could we understand better?

Guru Maharaj: Anyway, I think that Sukadeva Gosvami explained in Srimad Bhagavatam that nobody can understand and explain the universe. So he tried to do something, but he expressed his incapability of properly doing it. So don’t worry about not understanding the 5th...