The first of the two lectures by Swami Ramakrishnanandaji was delivered before the Triplicane Literary Society at Madras on Sri Jayanti Day in 1898. The eminent lawyer, Yogi Parthasarathi Iyengar, presided on the occasion and the audience consisted of all the most learned gentlemen of Triplicane. The deep impression made upon them by the Swami's eloquent words led to the publication of the lecture by some of his earnest disciples.
The second lecture was read before the members of the Egmore Reading Room the following year on the anniversary of Sri Krishna's birth, and like its predecessor appeared in print. The editions of both the pamphlets were exhausted some time ago and now in response to frequent demands for them, they have been united in a single volume and are once more made available to the public.
The difficulty of giving a clear idea of any portion of the full and varied life of the great Incarnation, Lord Sri Krishna, can only be known to those who are familiar with the Srimad Bhagavatam and many other books from which the facts of that life must be gathered. That the Swami should have been able in the small compass of two short lectures to reproduce so faithfully the glowing and replete narratives of the inspired works of Parasara and Vyasa, with their wealth of descriptive detail, shows how thoroughly he is a master of his subject. There are, indeed, few writings which present so vivid a picture of the pastoral life and public career of the Lord Sri Krishna in so concise a form and for this reason the present volume must always possess a value of its own. We, therefore, feel it again a happy privilege to offer this new edition of the combined lectures to the public, believing that in so doing we are making "one of the best gifts which a man can make to his brother man".
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