Srimad-Bhagavatam – Canto Three
” by His Divine Grace A.C. BhaktivedantaSwami Prabhupada.Summary: Srimad-Bhagavatam is compared to the ripened fruit of Vedicknowledge. Also known as the Bhagavata Purana, this multi-volume workelaborates on the pastimes of Lord Krishna and His devotees, and includesdetailed descriptions of, among other phenomena, the process of creationand annihilation of the universe. His Divine Grace A.C. BhaktivedantaSwami Prabhupada considered the translation of the Bhagavatam his life’s work.COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This is an evaluation copy of the printed version ofthis book, and is NOT FOR RESALE. This evaluation copy is intended forpersonal non-commercial use only, under the “fair use” guidelinesestablished by international copyright laws. You may use this electronicfile to evaluate the printed version of this book, for your own privateuse, or for short excerpts used in academic works, research, studentpapers, presentations, and the like. You can distribute this evaluationcopy to others over the Internet, so long as you keep this copyrightinformation intact. You may not reproduce more than ten percent (10%) ofthis book in any media without the express written permission from thecopyright holders. Reference any excerpts in the following way:“Excerpted from “Srimad-Bhagavatam” by A.C. Bhaktivedanta SwamiPrabhupada, courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, www.Krishna.com .”This book and electronic file is Copyright 1973-2003 Bhaktivedanta BookTrust International, 3764 Watseka Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA. All rights reserved. For any questions, comments, correspondence, or toevaluate dozens of other books in this collection, visit the website ofthe publishers, www.Krishna.com .Canto 3: " The Status Quo"Third CantoChapter OneQuestions by ViduraTEXT 1TEXTsri-suka uvacaevam etat pura prstomaitreyo bhagavan kilaksattra vanam pravistenatyaktva sva-grham rddhimatSYNONYMSsri-sukah uvaca--Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; evam--thus; etat--this;pura--formerly; prstah--being asked; maitreyah--the great sage Maitreya;bhagavan--His Grace; kila--certainly; ksattra--by Vidura; vanam--forest;pravistena--entering; tyaktva--renouncing; sva-grham--own house;rddhimat--prosperous.