Guru maharaj: They follow the rules which are given in certain scriptures, so that they can get good karma. So that is why they can enjoy material life. They don’t actually want to serve Krishna, and they don’t read or accept the vaishnava shaastras. So like in South India smarthas have the name Iyer. And the vaishnava brahmins have the name Iyengar, so there is a difference between the two. So in these verses we were reading, the smarthas they don’t accept Balaram, they don’t accept Lord Nityananda. Although His glories are given in the vaishnava puranas. So like that Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, he had many debates with the smaartha brahmanas. And they were very offensive. They were saying that Lord Caitanya is not an avatar. Even though there are many verses that reveal that. They wouldn’t accept such verses. So the smarthas they follow different rules and regulations than we do. Their focus is on getting good karma – not pleasing the Lord. That is clear?

2nd April 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India