Do we need to hate Advaitavada to practice bhakti?

by Chaitanya CharanOctober 17, 2012

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  • Sumed
    October 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hare Krishna Caitanya Caran Prabhuji,
    Please accept my humble obeisances, AGSG&G.

    Thank you for providing answers to all the questions.

    I have a doubt come up in my mind after hearing your answer to this question which I would like to humbly ask here. You said in this answer that (paraphrased) “we don’t have to associate with devotees who are strongly critical about mayavad, its best to keep a distance from them,and there are so many other things to discuss in our devotional practice apart from refuting mayavad” could you please elaborate on this? because what I heard so far that all the vaishnava acaryas were strongly critical about mayavad so if some devotees want to follow on footsteps of such acaryas and so will it not be offensive to isolate such devotees from our association? is it safe to assume that such devotees are doing it always out of sense of ego and not out of devotion at all?

    your humble servant,

    • Ashwani Kumar
      October 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Hare Krishna ,

      A very great answer by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu , thanks for blessing fool like me .

      All glories to Sumed Prabhu , prabhu i think we do not have to hate a maayavadi ,
      we have to just refute the points ,due to which they claim themselves to be god
      ( Aham Brahm asmi ) ,or due to which they neglect form of god ..

      Srila Prabhupada said never taught to disrespect a Maayavadi who follows the four regulative principle or is resticting himself of material pleasures .

      There were many mayavaadi’s who were great devotees of krsna ,
      Madhusudhan sarasvati was one such :

      He said : ” Vanshi Vibhushit Kara Navleeradhabha , Pitambara,darunbimphala dharoshthaat , purnendu sundra mukha darbendra netrat , Krishnaat param kimapi tattva aham na jaane ”

      Many maayavadi’s donot accept the points of Shankaracharya completely ..

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