“This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.2)
Friend1: Why are there purports in these books?
Friend2: Which books?
Friend1: Vedic scriptures.
Friend2: There aren’t purports. What are you talking about?
Friend1: You know what I mean. Like with Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Shrimad Bhagavatam, and others. The purports are like commentary.
Friend2: Oh, so you’re asking about modern-day translations of these timeless classics of Vedic literature?
Friend2: You know the answer. Why are you asking me?
Friend1: I’m trying to set up an argument that I often hear.
Friend2: What is that? You don’t need commentary? Just read the original verses?
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