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A Meditation on “Putana”



(A meditation on meanings behind the description of “Putana” by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada)

 By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada

King Kamsa is the typical aggressive empiricist

Shri Krishna manifests His eternal birth to the pure cognitive essence of the serving soul who is located above all mundane limitations. King Kamsa is the typical aggressive empiricist, ever on the lookout for the appearance of the truth for the purpose of suppressing Him before He has time to develop. This is no exaggeration of the real connotation of the consistent empiric position. The materialist has a natural repugnance for the transcendent. He is disposed to link that faith in the incomprehensible is the parent of dogmatism and hypocrisy in the guise of religion. He is also equally under the delusion that there is no real dividing line between the material and the spiritual. He is strengthened in his delusion by the interpretation of scriptures by persons who are like-minded with himself. This includes all the lexicographic interpreters. Read the rest of this entry