About 5,000 years ago in India, Queen Kunti was a central figure in a complex political drama that culminated in the devastating Kuruksetra war. At the war’s end when Lord Krishna was preparing to depart from the battle scene, she approached Him to offer Him her prayers. She was fully aware that He was the Supreme Personality of Godhead who had descended from the spiritual world to rid the earth of demoniac military forces and reestablish peace and righteousness.
Queen Kunti’s prayers are simple and illuminating outpourings of the soul. They reveal the deepest transcendental emotions, the highest philosophical understandings and the greatest theological realisations. Her words were recorded and immortalised in India’s glorious scripture, Srimad Bhagavatam, and for thousands of years illustrious sages and saints have recited, chanted and sung them.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada translated those prayers (or teachings) from Sanskrit into English. He also commented on them in a highly illuminating way, enabling one to not only better understand the prayers but also apply them in one’s daily living. This inevitably helps one to become increasingly Krishna conscious and thus experience the highest possible spiritual happiness and fulfilment
THE AUTHOR: Srila Prabhupada, a fully realised spiritual master, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT). He wrote more than 60 volumes of authoritative translations and commentaries on the philosophical and spiritual classics of India, and they have been translated into many languages. Highly respected by the academic community for their depth and clarity, they are used as text books in numerous college courses throughout the world.
THE NARRATOR: Amala-bhakta dasa is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada and an ordained minister of ISKCON. He has been teaching yoga in general since 1958 and Bhakti Yoga in particular since 1976 and has recorded many of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Inspirational and uplifting, these recordings are sold in stores and broadcast on radio stations around the world.
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