Srimad Bhagavatam is a bonafide commentary on the Vedanta-sutra by the same author, Srila Vyasadeva, (translated by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami) and gradually develops into nine cantos up to the highest state of God realization. The only qualification one needs to study this great book of transcendental knowledge is to proceed step by step cautiously and not jump forward haphazardly like with an ordinary book. It should be gone through chapter by chapter, one after another. The reading matter is so arranged with its original Sanskrit text, its English transliteration, synonyms, translation and purports for a comprehensive study. The beautifully bound books are 9"x 6.5" and include color illustrations.