often many of the times some of the spiritual gurus try to extract some symbolic meaning from the scriptures .and at times it seems that more or less they are impersonalists ,who just don’t care of the pastimes of krishna ,and they just try to as you said read on to the every possible words of scriptures .i have recently heard from one of the spritual guru ,as they come often in some morning tv channel shows which are devotional in content ,and one of the guru who is quite famous ,talked about the significance of janmasthami ,and said that deeper meaning of this is something different .and he proceeded saying that
Devaki symbolizes the body and Vasudev symbolizes the life force (prana). When prana rises in the body, joy (Krishna) is born. But the ego (Kamsa) tries to eliminate joy. Kamsa is Devaki’s brother which indicates that ego is born along with the body
i mean this things reduces the true nature of supreme lord krishna , his greatness and sweetness in his pastimes to just symbolic meaning , and it seems that they are trying to point out that this stories are pointing to something higher than krishna ,and people also who hear such pravachana ,often are misled ,thinking that scriptures are symbolic ,people also who are hearing may appreciate that to be esoteric , and may think that ” see how scriptures are secretly presenting the philosophy in coded words through puranic stories ” ,but this just seems to be one more aspect of what we can say as impersonalism and faithlessness in scriptural stories thinking it to be mere mythology .