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Author: Amal Bhakta
Publisher: Pilgrims Publishing
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817769166X
These amazing stories, derived from ancient India's Shrimad Bhagavatam, take the reader on an enthralling mystical journey. Filled with adventure, romance, and intrigue, these are remarkable stories about powerful gods, terrifying demons, and illustrious kings, compassionate saints, and ordinary people. To read these stories is to engage in a valuable meditation, for they affect not only the mind and heart, but the soul as well. Inspiring tales for wisdom-seekers of all backgrounds.
These are good stories: interesting, well told, and fun to read or listen to. The Bhagavatam's message may be uniform, but it is never bland, and the variety of stories here and in the text as a whole gives its message nuance and broad appeal. This collection has some of the Bhagavatam's best. Enjoy them as good stories should be enjoyed.
-Thomas J Hopkins, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshal College
Amal Bhakta' continues to break new ground in the exciting contemporary renaissance of classical wisdom. In an age hungry for authentic spiritual and moral wisdom, Amal Bhakta's charming rendition of twenty-six timeless stories from the Bhagavatam will surely make these enchanting tales more accessible to general readers. Unforgettable tales that for many centuries have inspired and entertained the East now flow easily into the West from the pen of this gifted writer.
-Hridayananda das Goswami, PhD, Co-Translatore of Shrimad Bhagavatam
A goddess demands sex and the result is worldwide chaos
A criminal is saved from hell by uttering God's name
A yogi transforms his aged body into a young one
A dead child is revived and speaks the highest wisdom
A king fasts for forty-eight days to free his subjects from misery
A prince enters a forbidden forest and turns into a princess
God assumes a female form to deceive and destroy demons