(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nama Hatta Lecture, Bhagavad-gita 9.10)
Prabhupada wrote so many books and some people never read much more than a Whatsapp message! They never get around to finishing the Bhagavatam.
Even after nine years in Krsna consciousness, they are still reading the ninth chapter of the first canto. If they go at this pace of one chapter a year then they might not make it because Bhagavatam has something like 355 chapters, which means you would have to become 355 years old, which is maybe not going to happen and in that case, you might never finish the Bhagavatam!
What happens then… are you then lost forever? Fortunately not. When we hear Bhagavatam from those who have read Bhagavatam and particularly from the great self-realized souls who have read Bhagavatam, they will tell us the essence of Bhagavatam.