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BG Chap 7 - The asuras who do not surrender to Kṛṣṇa

This class is openly atheistic. Some of them argue that the Supreme Lord can never descend upon this material world, but they are unable to give any tangible reasons as to why not. There are others who make Him subordinate to the impersonal feature, although the opposite is declared in the Gītā. Envious of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the atheist will present a number of illicit incarnations manufactured in the factory of his brain. Such persons, whose very principle of life is to decry the Personality of Godhead, cannot surrender unto the lotus feet of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Jarāsandha is an example of an asura. Although he had knowledge (jñāna), he hated Kṛṣṇa and even wanted to kill Him. The asuras try to obliterate Kṛṣṇa’s personal form with bad logical arguments such as insisting on visible proof or on the evidence that His form is visible. The asuras say that the Absolute is pure spirit, without any qualities, form, activities or thoughts. In the same manner as asuras try to shoot arrows at Kṛṣṇa’s personal form, the source of all bliss, the Māyāvādīs attack His personal form, which is proven in śruti to be the eternal embodiment of living spirit. The Māyāvādīs thus try to destroy His personal form with their arguments. The reason for such a mentality arising in them is, again, simply the influence of māyā.