“Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature and My supreme dominion over all that be.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.11)
Throughout the purports written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are found references to Mayavada, Mayavadis, and impersonalists. Not some kind of irrational paranoia or unnatural obsession, the repeated mentions are there because the philosophy actually has widespread appeal. Mayavada is popular, and for a reason. In summary, the philosophy is that not only are you and I the same, but we are identical to God; everyone is God. Since those who know the truth understand the major flaw, they are not shy in denouncing the philosophy.
Breaking down the terms within the word, Mayavada means “the conclusion that everything is maya.” Maya is illusion, so the idea is that nothing in…
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