In this second canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, we hear the great sage Shukadeva Goswami answering the questions of King Parikit, who has been cursed to die in seven days. After briefly delineating man’s highest duty and the best way to conquer suffering and death, Shukadeva explains the path of mystic yoga and meditation.
We are then introduced to Lord Brahma, greatest of the gods and engineer of the universe. Questioned by his son, Narada, another powerful mystic, he describes the process of creation. We hear how the all-powerful Supreme Person manifests the elements from his spiritual body, enters into them as an expansion of himself, and produces the template for creation that Brahma then effects.
Mysteries of Creation presents this profound and illuminating knowledge in a simplified and dramatic style, making it accessible to all. It offers answers to the often vexing questions of why the universe exists, how we came to be within it, why God lets us suffer, and how we can achieve our fullest potential by awakening our eternal nature as parts of the all-blissful Supreme.
Those interested in cosmology and astronomy will find this book fascinating, presenting as it does the intricate scientific descriptions of universal origins, as understood by the enlightened sages of ancient India. Most of all though, anyone desiring to solve the real problems of life - described in Srimad Bhagavatam as birth, old age, disease, and death - will surely find this work an invaluable resource.