“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #4”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 27, 1972
1097) Whether I know without surrendering to a spiritual master, I will be bewildered! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———-Now, if you read the Vedas, you’ll find some contradiction. Not contradiction. But to the neophyte, it appears to be contradiction. Just like we have cited the example that animal stool is impure, but cow dung is pure. So by logic you can say that “Cow dung is also the stool of an animal. How it becomes pure?” But in Vedas you’ll find such things. Therefore by simple studying, without surrendering yourself to the spiritual master, you’ll find all these contradictions and you’ll be bewildered. Srutayo vibhinna. They are not vibhinna. But to our limited knowledge, sometimes they appear as vibhinnam, different. Srutayo vibhinnam nasau munir yasya matam na bhinnam. And you won’t find a philosopher who does not agree, who does not disagree with our philosophers. —————————————————