Why Krishna came as Buddha to deny vedas & Why the same Krishna asked Sankaracharya to give the mis-interpretated Vedas again?


“Jitender Nehra” asked like this:

“Hare Krishna Prabhu ji : Firstly very thanks for daily posts which you update daily. Its makes us very much aware. I want to ask two questions from you if u permit. both are connected with each other ...

1. Supreme personality of god head know as savior of vedas Then why he, in his Buddha incarnation he hidden the truth of veds?

2. why god ordered ...to shankarcharya to misinterpret real knowledge of vedas? For this my i'm quoting a text from "(Addressing Lord Siva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead said:] 'Please make the general populace averse to Me by imagining your own interpretation of the Vedas. Also, cover Me in such a way that people will take more interest in advancing material civilization....”


Good Question that will help many. We are expecting such questions.

Now, reply for your question:

It is like TAKING & GIVING BACK. Krishna came as Buddha to deny vedas; Sankaracharya came to re-establish vedas. Simple. Why it happened?

Read these details based on Srimad Bhagavatham:

(i) Sankaracharya was an incarnation of Lord Siva, who was ordered by his master, Lord Krishna, to propagate Mayavadi philosophy, impersonalism, for the purpose of defeating Buddhism and re-establishing Vedic culture in India.

The historical reason for this was that after Krishna departed from this planet 5,000 years ago India gradually degraded to such an extent that the people were killing cows and justifying it by a gross misinterpretation of the Vedic scriptures.

Therefore, being kind upon the poor cows, Krishna appeared in the form of Lord Buddha to stop the cow killing by teaching the principles of karma and non-violence along with a voidistic philosophy which denied the Vedas.

Such emergency action saved the cows, but Vedic culture was for the time being forgotten.

(ii) Now, Krishna felt that the need arose to bring vedas again to limelight.

Therefore to restore Vedic culture again, Lord Krishna ordered Lord Siva to appear as Sankaracharya, who presented a compromised version of Vedic philosophy that was similar to Buddhism. Sankaracharya also preached that all are god, like Budhism.

Philosophically they are very similar. Through expert grammatical word jugglery Sankaracharya twisted the Vedic teachings to make them appear impersonal (ie, all are god - ie, oneness) so that the Buddhists also would find it acceptable to adopt the Vedic culture and teachings.

In this way, Sankaracharya was successful in defeating Buddhism and re-establishing Vedic culture. But, it was a compromised version, just to defeat buddhism.

But before leaving this world Sankaracharya renounced his earlier impersonal Vedic misinterpretation and instructed his followers to accept the ultimate Vedic conception, the personal conception of God, like this:

bhaja govindam bhaja govindam
bhaja govindam mudha-mate
samprapte sannihite kale
na hi na hi raksati dukrñ-karane

"You intellectual fools, just worship Govinda, just worship Govinda, just worship Govinda. Your grammatical knowledge and word jugglery will not save you at the time of death."

Unfortunately his followers did not follow his final instruction. Instead they tenaciously clung to impersonalism because they felt gratified by the false impersonal conception that the living being is God.

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  • That is so nice,  Thank you, prabhuji, Thank you so much for your analytic reply to the most concerned question. May your objectives get fruitful with blessings of Srila Prabhupad,        Hare Krishna.

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