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SB 1.8 - Kṛṣṇa's pastimes are inscrutable

Being beyond the range of limited sense perception, Kṛṣṇa is eternally irreproachable covered by the curtain of deluding energy. It is not that He is covered by māyā, just as the sun is not covered by the cloud. It is our vision that is covered by māyā because the Lord is beyond sense knowledge. He is not visible to the foolish observer just as an actor dressed as a player is not recognized. Though an ignorant person sees a dancer dancing, he still does not see being unaware of the rasas involved. Similarly though Kuntī saw Kṛṣṇa, she said she really did not see Him. Though He is the soul within all living beings, He personally counteracted the weapon of Aśvatthāmā. Though He promised not to use weapons, He took up a weapon. Though He protects the righteous, He had Bhīṣma and others killed. Though He was most affectionate to Draupadī and Subhadrā, He let their sons be killed. Thus Kuntī could not know the truth about Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes.

The Lord affirms in Bhagavad gītā that the foolish mistake Him to be an ordinary person, and deride Him. But we see that the Lord performed many pastimes which are humanly impossible like the killing of Pūtanā, lifting the Govardhana hill and so on. In addition He has delivered wonderful instructions in the form of the gītā. He is accepted as the Supreme Personality by authorities such as Vyāsa, Devala, Asita, Nārada and others. But due to poor fund of knowledge and stubborn obstinacy, some are reluctant to accept the Lord as the Supreme Absolute truth. The Lord cannot be known by imperfect experimental knowledge because He is beyond the range of mundane perception. Our observation is limited to certain material conditions. To recognize the authority of the Lord, one should start with worshipping Him in temples, mosques or churches. Only the foolish would decry the establishment of such places of worship. For the less intelligent this worship is as beneficial as it is for the advanced devotees to meditate upon the Lord by active service.