The mirror of philosophical conclusions An English translation of the Siddhanta-darpana by Dr. Demian Martins based on more than ten manuscripts from all over India. This critical edition includes the original Sanskrit text and the commentary of Nanda Misra, who was the author’s direct disciple. The main topic of the book is the authenticity of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Just as the supremacy of Lord Krsna is an object of timeless controversy, so is the authority of the scripture that depicts Him: the Srimad Bhagavatam. No other Vedic personality and no other Purana has been so much attacked by opposing groups—a fact which itself evinces the superiority of both, for the scriptures often describe the particular envy the asuras feel towards Lord Krsna. Such envy would be baseless if He were a common being and the Srimad Bhagavatam a common book. Therefore sastra, history, logic, and Lord Krsna’s exalted devotees stand by Him to dismantle all bogus texts, false evidences, fallacies, and atheistic arguments. With this in mind, Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, known as the Gaudiya Vedanta Acarya, compiled the Siddhanta-darpana, an original treatise that presents the Srimad Bhagavatam as the sound incarnation of the Lord and defeats several objections against its authenticity.