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
About H.G Bhurijana Prabhu
H.G.Bhurijana Prabhu first met Srila Prabhupada at 26 Second Ave, and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1968. After preaching in Japan for about a year, in 1970 he opened ISKCON’s first Hong Kong center. Throughout the early 1970s Srila Prabhupada would many times meet with Bhurijana during Srila Prabhupada’s tours of the Far East: Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. In his last meeting in 1976, Bhurijana Prabhu was requested by Srila Prabhupada to help develop the educational system. Since then he has taught both academic and ashrama courses in Gita-Nagari and Vrindavana and has conducted several teacher training courses in Vrindavana. In 1987, in Vrindavana, he began the Vaisnava Institute for Higher Education, where he has taught courses in teaching, writing, and the main books of Srila Prabhupada — Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, The Nectar of Devotion, The Nectar of Instruction, and Sri Isopanisad.
To fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s desire, he is now organizing degree courses on Srila Prabhupada’s books, especially the first six cantos of the Bhagavatam. No wonder that his main topic at Govardhan Retreat is Bhagavatam. He has written several books, including The Art of Teaching, Surrender Unto Me (in-depth study of the Bhagavad-gita), Studying Srimad-Bhagavatam, My Glorious Master and “Unveiling His Lotus Feet” – in-depth study of the 1st 4 Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam.