The Backward Glance

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by Bhurijana Dasa

Canto by canto, the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam draws us onward, encouraging, purifying, and guiding us to stop clutching at straws of matter in our search for happiness and security. Instead, the Bhāgavatam implores us to grasp Lord Hari's lotus feet tightly by hearing about Him and glorifying Him. The Backward Glance provides a summary study of the Eleventh and Twelveth Cantos. The Backward Glance aims to provide a guiding thread for its readers. By grasping this thread, readers will more easily traverse and absorb the instructive and multifaceted philosophical guidance offered in these final cantos of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

Hardbound, 696 pages.


Initiated by Śrīla Prabhupāda in 1968, in 1970 Bhūrijana Dāsa and his wife Jagattārini Dāsī opened ISKCON's first Hong Kong center. Throughout the 1970s they met Śrīla Prabhupāda in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii. At their last meeting in 1976, Śrīla Prabhupāda asked Bhūrijana to focus on teaching. He taught for seven years in the US, then founded the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education, where he taught writing, teaching, and Śrīla Prabhupāda's books. He also organized ISKCON's first śāstra degree courses.