Accommodating Disagreement by the Power of Holy Name

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.05 - Accommodating Disagreement by the Power of Holy Name (download mp3)
by Sudhir Chaitanya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty


SB 11.22.5
naitad evam yathattha tvam
 yad aham vacmi tat tatha
evam vivadatam hetum
 saktayo me duratyayah

When philosophers argue, “I don’t choose to analyze this particular case in the same way that you have,” it is simply My own insurmountable energies that are motivating their analytic disagreements.

Because of the material potencies of the Supreme Lord, mundane philosophers are perpetually arguing about which came first, the chicken or the egg. By the influence of the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance, different philosophers are attracted to different views; and by the influence of the material atmosphere created by the Lord, these philosophers perpetually disagree with one another. The Supreme Lord Himself, however, has given the clear explanation. As stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam (6.4.31):

yac-chaktayo vadatam vadinam vai
 vivada-samvada-bhuvo bhavanti
kurvanti caisam muhur atma-moham
 tasmai namo ’nanta-gunaya bhumne

“Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-pervading Supreme Personality of Godhead, who possesses unlimited transcendental qualities. Acting from within the cores of the hearts of all philosophers, who propagate various views, He caused them to forget their own souls while sometimes agreeing and sometimes disagreeing among themselves. Thus He creates within this material world a situation in which they are unable to come to a conclusion. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.”

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