#62 The Ten Topics Of Srimad Bhagavatam
An exploration of the 10 topics contained in Srimad Bhagavatam based on the description of Sri Sukadeva Gosvami in Canto 2, with further insights taken from Sri Suta Gosvami’s presentation in Canto 12. The seminar aims at increasing our perception of Krsna’s presence as He manifests through these ten divisions of statements throughout the 12 Cantos and thereby, our interest for studying the entire book from the beginning to the end. The meaning of the topics, how they relate to each other, their placement in Srimad Bhagavatam, how they are dealt with, and the correlation of Suka’s and Suta’s presentations will be discussed.
Prasanta Devi Dasi was born in the French countryside in 1960. Inquisitive since childhood, she traveled to India in 1981, shortly after the completion of her studies. There she discovered the spiritual reality and became determined to make her life a spiritual journey. She joined ISKCON in 1984 in Athens, Greece, where she served as kitchen head, cook and book distributor. She shifted to India in 1987, where she has been living ever since. After walking and distributing books on Padayatra India for 2.5 years, she spent 8 years in Delhi, helping to coordinate the Srila Prabhupada Centennial celebrations and the spreading of Padayatra worldwide. Having realized the need for education and sadhu-sanga among devotees, in 1998 she moved to Sri Vrndavana Dhama and began teaching sastra at the Vrndavana Institute for Higher Education (VIHE). She became the director of the VIHE in 2003. She has taught Bhakti Sastri and Bhakti Vaibhava courses as well as many seminars on various topics. She is the organizer of the VIHE Govardhana Retreat, Holy Name Retreat