If Impersonalism Is So Bad Why Is The Option There To Begin With

Krishna's Mercy

[Lord Krishna]“For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 12.5)

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Friend1: Impersonalism. Mayavada. Voidism. Variations of the same theme – I know that they are bad.

Friend2: Why the classification in the negative?

Friend1: A missed opportunity. Not as much enjoyment. The ceiling with that path is brahmananda, or the joy of merging with the impersonal spiritual energy known as Brahman.

Friend2: There is something beyond, something greater?

Friend1: Sharanagati. Full surrender in devotion. Surrender here means service, and service means two distinct individuals, at the least.

Friend2: With impersonalism there aren’t two individuals?

Friend1: Just one; the conditioned soul seeking liberation. Impersonal itself means lacking personality. It is something like appreciating the…

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