The different stages of illusion.

Although we respect sometimes these jnana yogis as transcendentalists, actually impersonalists were not very, they were not appreciated by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu at all. In fact He said, mayavadi hoya Krsna aparadhi, that an impersonalist is actually, an offender of Krishna, because the impersonalists they are directly trying to become one with Krishna or they say, “Well we are one with God, everyone is God.” So in this way they are actually insulting Krishna’s transcendental and absolute position.

And in so many other ways when they preach to establish their false philosophies they have to also, whenever the idea of the Supreme Personality of Godhead comes up they have to denounce that in order to maintain their impersonal idea. So in this way they become offenders of Krishna. So why does Krishna come down amongst all these competitors and offenders and so on. Because in this material world there are all also many devotees of the Lord. Krishna describes that there are two kinds of living entities, even those who want to enjoy, there are those who want to enjoy but at the same time they have respect and devotion for the Lord and actually they approach the Lord to help them in their material conquests.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1984, 10th June, SB class, Ekadeshi lecture