The real purpose of the Bhagavatam is not to perpetuate one’s material enjoyment but to fix one up on the transcendental platform so that one can return back to home, back to Godhead without any difficulty. So this is very wonderful that the Srimad Bhagavatam is on the one hand such a rare book that even completely liberated souls, they study it to gain further insight into the Absolute Truth. And this highest of all Vedic literatures is now available to the western people in their own languages, especially English, German, Spanish, Swedish and so on, French, Italian. Because by this study the same perfection that was achieved by Shukadev Goswami might also be achieved by the devotees who are studying the Srimad Bhagavatam today. So we can understand that the standard of pleasure that one achieves by studying the Srimad Bhagavatam is many times, millions of times more, unlimited times more than the happiness that one would achieve through any form of material activity. Even the gyanis, they have already rejected material happiness and they have become liberated. But here it clearly explains that even those liberated souls, they find further enlightenment and transcendental bliss by studying the Srimad Bhagavatam. Therefore this Srimad Bhagavatam is the most elevated transcendental literature.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 26th Sep, SB class @ Murari Sevaka Farm, USA