Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam
glories of Srimad Bhagavatam are unlimited. It is described as
the summum bonum (ultimate source) of all Vedic literature, a
comprehensive commentary on the Vedanta Sutra and a natural
successor to the Bhagavad Gita. As an authoritative, absolute
Vedic literature, it is self-delineating, and the following
verses gives us a glimpse of the glories of the Bhagavatam.
idam bhagavatam nama
cakara bhagavan rsih
dhanyam svasty-ayanam mahat
This Srimad-Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Srila Vyasadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all-blissful and all-perfect.
SB 1.3. 41
tad idam grahayam asa
sutam atmavatam varam
saram saram samuddhrtam
Sri Vyasadeva delivered it to his son, who is the most respected among the self-realized, after extracting the cream of all Vedic literatures and histories of the universe.
kalau nasta-drsam esa
This Bhagavata Purana is as brilliant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Krsna to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Purana.
The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyasadeva compiled this Vedic literature (Srimad Bhagavatam), which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.