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CC Madhya 9.51 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 51

dārśanika paṇḍita sabāi pāila parājaya
loke hāsya kare, bauddha pāila lajjā-bhaya


SYNONYMS

dārśanika—philosophical speculators; paṇḍita—scholars; sabāi—all of them; pāila parājaya—were defeated; loke—people in general; hāsya kare—laugh; bauddha—the Buddhists; pāila—got; lajjā—shame; bhaya—fear.


TRANSLATION

All mental speculators and learned scholars were defeated by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and when the people began to laugh, the Buddhist philosophers felt both shame and fear.


PURPORT

These philosophers were all atheists, for they did not believe in the existence of God. Atheists may be very expert in mental speculation and may be so-called great philosophers, but they can be defeated by a Vaiṣṇava firmly situated in his conviction and God consciousness. Following in the footsteps of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, all the preachers engaged in the service of ISKCON should be very expert in putting forward strong arguments and defeating all types of atheists.