From the introductory note:
This book continues His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaklivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s mighty project of translating and commentating upon the twelve cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam, which is considered the ripened fruit of all the Sanskrit Vedic literature. Already published in three volumes is the First Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
The Second Canto is being published in serial form, chapter by chapter, by ISKCON Press, and this volume is the fifth in that series.
In the First Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, the principles of creation are described, and thus the First Canto has been called “Creation.”
In the Second Canto the post-creation cosmic manifestation is described. The different planetary systems are described in the Second Canto as different parts of the universal body of the Lord, and for this reason the Second Canto may he ca1led, The Cosmic Manifestalion.”
The first volume in this series, The First Step in God. Realization, especially deals with the universal form of the Lord. The second book, The Lord in the Heart, describes meditation upon the Supersoul, the partial representation of Lord Visnu in the heart. In the third book, Pure Devolional Service: The Change in Heart, the mature stage of worship is suggested. The fourth volume, The Process of Creation, provides information about the creation of the material universe in which we live.
This fifth volume, The Cause of All Causes, is a discussion between Lord Brahma, the creator of this material universe, and his son the great sage Narada. Brahma explains that although he is the supreme controller of all cosmic affairs, he is but an agent of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna, the cause of all causes, both spiritual and mundane.
To one who knows the Supreme Lord Himself, who is the source of everything, all the secrets of the material and spiritual worlds are revealed. This personal contact can be established by understanding Srimad Bhagavatam. Readers are urged to obtain all the books in this Srimad Bhagavatam series and study the science of self-realization and God consciousness as passed down by the disciplic succession of spiritual masters.