Niḥśreyasāya lokasya dhanyaṁ svasty-ayanaṁ mahat
Tad idaṁ grāhayām āsa sutam ātmavatāṁ varam
With the intention of upliftling the human world, Maharishi Veda Vyasa, composed this sacred scripture called Bhagawatam which is greatly laudable and that which is the root for all forms of auspiciousness. He further taught this knowledge to his son Maharishi śuka who was an exponent in the knowledge of Self-realization.
from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 15(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)