interpretation us upheld by Kamsa as the real
scientific explanation of the scriptures, and is perfectly in keeping with
his dread of and aversion for the transcendental. These lexicographical
interpreters are employed by such demons in putting down the first
suspected appearance of any genuine faith in the transzendental. A demon
knows very well that if the faith in the transcendental is once allowed to
grow it is sure to upset all his empiric prospects.
A demon is
strongly persuaded that faith in the transcendental can
be effectively put down by empiricism if prompt and decisive measures are
adopted at the very outset. He attributes the failure of atheism in the
past to the neglect of the adoption of such measures before the theistic
fallacy has had time to spread among the fanatical masses.
The apparently causeless faith displayed by persons irrespective of age,
sex, and condition may confound all rabid empiricists who are on principle
averse to the Absolute Truth Whose appearance is utterly incompatible with
the domination of empiricism. But no adverse efforts of the empiricists, whose rule seems till then to be perfectly well-established over the minds of the deluded souls of this world can dissuade any person from exclusively following the Truth when He actueally manifest His birth in the pure cognitive essence of the soul.
that has the best chance of survival in this damned world is
that of atheism under the convenient guise of theism. The churches have
always proved the staunchest upholders of the grossest form of wordliness
from which even the worst of non-ecclesiastical criminals are found to
recoil.( The killing of innocent people and babies is the best example for that.)
It is not from any deliberate opposition to the ordained clergy that these observations are made.
The original purpose of the established churches of the world may not
always be objectionable. But no stable religious arrangement for instructing the masses has yet been successful. The Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in pursuance of the teachings of the scriptures enjoins all absence of conventionalism for the teachers of the eternal religion. It does not follow that the mechanical adoption of the unconventional life by any person will make him a fit teacher of religion. Regulation is necessary for controlling the inherent worldliness of conditioned souls.But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bonafide Teacher of religion is neither any product of nor the favourer of any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise the chance of degenerating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.
The idea of
an organized church in an intelligible form, indeed,
marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical
establishments are the dykes and the dams to retain the current that cannot
be held by any such contrivanc
They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the asses to exploit a
spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate
the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona fide
spiritual teacher. The people of this world understand preventive systems,
they have no idea at all of the unprevented positive eternal life. Neither
can there be any earthly contrivance for the permanent preservation of the
life eternal on this mundane plane of popular scale.
Those are, therefore, greatly mistaken who are disposed to look forward to the amelioration of the worldly state in any worldly sense from the worldly
success of any really spiritual movement. It is these worldly expectants,
who become the patrons of the mischievous race of the pseudo-teachers of
religion, the Putanas, whose congenial function is to stifle the theistic
disposition at the very moment of its suspected appearance. But the real
theistic disposition can never be stifled by the efforts of those Putanas.
The Putanas have power only over the atheists. It is a thankless but
salutary task which they perform for the benefit of their unwilling
But as soon as theistic disposition proper makes its appearance in the
pure cognitive essence of the awakened soul, the Putanas are decisively
silenced at the very earliest stage of their encounter with new-born Krsna.
The would-be slayer is herself slain. This is the reward of the negative
services that the Putanas unwittingly render to the cause of theism by
strangling all hypocritical demonstrations against their own hypocrisy.
But Putana does not at all like to receive her reward in the only form
which involves the total destruction of her wrong personality. King Kamsa
also does not like to lose the services of the most trusted of his agents.
The effective silencing of the hole race of pseudo-teachers of religion is
the first clear indication of the appearance of the Absolute on the mundane
plane. The bonafide teacher of the Absolute heralds the Advent of Krsna by
his uncompromising campain against the pseudo-teachers of religion.
There is historical
ground for such misgivings. Accordingly if the
empiric domination is to be preserved intact it would be necessary not to
lose a moment to put down the transcendental heresy the instant it
threatens to make its appearance in earnest. King Kamsa, acting on this
traditional fear is never slow to take the scientific precaution of
deputing empiric teachers of the scriptures, backed by the resources of
dictionary and grammar and all empiric subtleties to put down, by the show
of specious arguments based on hypothetical principles, the true
interpretation of the eternal religion revealed by the scriptures.
But Kamsa is found to count without his host. When Krsna is born He is
found to be able to upset all sinister designs against those who are
apprised by Himself of His advent.
Putana is the
slayer of all infants. The baby, when he or she comes out of the mother's
womb, falls at once into the hands of the pseudo teachers of
religion. These teachers are successful in forestalling the attempts of the
good preceptor whose help is never sought by the atheists of this world at
the baptisms of their babies. This is ensured by the arrangements of all
established churches of the world. They have been successful only in
supplying watchful Putanas for effecting the spiritual destruction of
persons from the moment of their birth with the co-operation of their
worldly parents. No human contrivance can prevent these Putanas from
obtaining possesions of the pulpits. This is due to the general prevalence
of atheistic disposition in the people of this world.