(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belgium, 2011) Lecture – C.c Adi 7.20-21
There is absorption in chanting and hearing Srimad Bhagavatam. If we have not read the Srimad Bhagavatam (there are many devotees in our movement who have not read the Srimad Bhagavatam) then that means that you have given up the fight! It also means that you have not fulfilled your duty….that means that you are below the minimum. Sometimes they speak about being below the poverty level. You are below the poverty level….not even the minimum.
Without the Bhagavatam, you cannot live; without the Bhagavatam you are dead; without the Bhagavatam you are a ghost. It’s like that, because the Bhagavatam is the very foundation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s movement!
We see the evidence in the Caitanya-caritamrta, as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu presents the principle evidence which is also in the Bhagavatam….all in his preaching, and we see that the whole lifestyle that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was teaching is found in the Srimad Bhagavatam. Without Srimad Bhagavatam one cannot live! It is like that, what is there without it?