“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #11”
2323) Whether I know devotional service according to the scriptures is accepted! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————- Purana means that which supplements. So evidences from Purana is as good as the evidence from the Vedic quotation. That is the verdict of Srila Jiva Gosvami. Srila Jiva Gosvami is not prepared to accept any statement which does not refer to the Vedic literatures: Vedas, Puranas, Upanisads, Mahabharata, Ramayana, like that. Srila Rupa Gosvami also says in another place, sruti-smrti-puranadi-pancaratriki-vidhim vina [Brs. 1.2.101]. So he has taken puranas also as evidences, Vedic evidences. So sruti, the Vedas, smrti, the Puranas and other literatures, dharma-sastra, smrti-sastra and Purana, pancarati-vidhi — without reference to all these authentic literature, any kind of devotional activities are not accepted by the Gosvamis. ——–———