Tree by the fruit

“There’s a saying in India you can tell a tree by its fruit. So, when the verse here (SB 1.1.3) states that the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the ripened fruit of the Vedic literatures, that means that the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the ultimate understanding, or the real fruit, the real thing to be gained from the Vedic literatures.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
22nd March, 1985
Patna, India