Preface to Bhagavatam – Chirag Patel
I was reading The Grand Design by respected Mr Stephen Hawking. He was suggesting that in olden times, philosophy was basis of scientific discoveries. But, in modern times, philosophy has stopped contributing and aligning with scientific discoveries. For recent centuries, philosophy has evolved into theoretical realms. Philosophy is no longer influential force on human life.
Indian scriptures and philosophy is still in practice in modern India and in Indians across the world. People still follow ancient doctrines today unlike the then contemporary cultures (if there ever were). That means those principles and philosophies are as relevant today as they were in ancient times. So, there is some eternal aspect in these philosophies.
There are many commentaries written on Indian philosophical scriptures. This is my attempt to evaluate ancient mind with modern approach. I would like to attempt philosophical avenues of ancient mind into practical life today.
This is the first book in a series of books on the subject. What is better than Shrimad Bhagavatam to begin with! This book has influenced numerous people over millennia. This is my tribute to universal mind. The original text is written in ancient language Sanskrut(Sanskrit). I have made attempt to translate typical words into English to the most truthful manner per my capacity.
I dedicate this series to all who touched me in this life, in previous lives and next lives if any.
May eternal truth flow thru everyone’s mind to ignite yearning so that all experience the one and the truth!