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CC Adi 12.40

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


mukti—śreṣṭha kari’ kainu vāśiṣṭha vyākhyāna
kruddha hañā prabhu more kaila apamāna


mukti—liberation; śreṣṭha—the topmost; kari’—accepting; kainu—I did; vāśiṣṭha—the book known as Yoga-vāśiṣṭha; vyākhyāna—explanation; kruddha—angry; hañā—becoming; prabhu—the Lord; more—unto Me; kaila—did; apamāna—disrespect.


“Thus I expounded the Yoga-vāśiṣṭha, which considers liberation the ultimate goal of life. For this the Lord became angry at Me and treated Me with apparent disrespect.


There is a book of the name Yoga-vāśiṣṭha that Māyāvādīs greatly favor because it is full of impersonal misunderstandings regarding the Supreme Personality of Godhead, with no touch of Vaiṣṇavism. Factually, all Vaiṣṇavas should avoid such a book, but Advaita Ācārya Prabhu, wanting punishment from the Lord, began to support the impersonal statements of the Yoga-vāśiṣṭha. Thus Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu became extremely angry at Him and seemingly treated Him disrespectfully.