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BG Chap 7 - The māyayāpahṛta-jñānāḥs who do not surrender to Kṛṣṇa

Those persons whose erudite knowledge has been nullified by the influence of māyā. In the Gītā, in plain and simple language, it is stated that Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is none equal to or greater than Him. In fact, Śrī Kṛṣṇa is said to be not only the father of Brahmā but also the father of all species of life. He is the root of the impersonal Brahman and Paramātmā; the Supersoul in every entity is His plenary portion. He is the fountainhead of everything, and everyone is advised to surrender unto His lotus feet. Despite all these clear statements, the māyayāpahṛta-jñānāḥ deride the personality of the Supreme Lord and consider Him merely another human being. They do not know that the blessed form of human life is designed after the eternal and transcendental feature of the Supreme Lord. They often follow atheistic Sāṅkhya philosophy and think that creation is enacted by material nature. The Sāṅkhyas belittle Kṛṣṇa, even though His qualities of omniscience, omnipotence and being the creator of all and the bestower of liberation are proclaimed by thousands of revealed scriptures. Instead they whimsically propose that material nature is the creator of all and the bestower of liberation.

The reason that they raise hundreds of such faulty and deceptive arguments is simply the influence of māyā. Some people have the qualification of having studied scripture, but their knowledge has been stolen by illusion. That is to say, they think that only the Nārāyaṇa form of God residing in Vaikuṇṭha is the eternal object of attainment by devotional service, and the mere human forms of Kṛṣṇa, Rāma and so on are not. This is described in the words, ‘Fools deride Me when I appear in My human form.’ Even when those persons are apparently surrendering unto Kṛṣṇa, they actually are not surrendering to Him.