SB 5/26/38 TRANSLATION
In the beginning [the Second and Third Cantos of Srimad-Bhägavatam] I have already described how one can progress on the path of liberation. In the Puränas the vast universal existence, which is like an egg divided into fourteen parts, is described. This vast form is considered the external body of the Lord, created by His energy and qualities. It is generally called the virät-rüpa. If one reads the description of this external form of the Lord with great faith, or if one hears about it or explains it to others to propagate bhägavata-dharma, or Krsna consciousness, his faith and devotion in spiritual consciousness, Krsna consciousness, will gradually increase. Although developing this consciousness is very difficult, by this process one can purify himself and gradually come to an awareness of the Supreme Absolute Truth.