TEXT 203
eta suni' ta'-sabhare ghare pathaila
hena-kale pasandi hindu panca-sata aila
SYNONYMS
eta suni'-after hearing all this; ta'-sabhare—all of them; ghare—back home; pathaila—sent; hena-kale—at that time; pasandi—nonbeliever; hindu—Hindus; panca-sata—five or seven; aila—came.
TRANSLATION
"After hearing all this, I sent all the mlecchas back to their homes. Five or seven nonbelieving Hindus then approached me.
PURPORT
The word pasandi refers to nonbelievers engaged in fruitive activities and to idolatrous worshipers of many demigods. Pasandis do not believe in one God, the Supreme Personality, Lord Visnu; they think that all the demigods have the same potency as Him. The definition of a pasandi is given in the tantra-sastra:
yas tu narayanam devam
brahma-rudradi-daivataih
samatvenaiva vikseta sa
pasandi bhaved dhruvam
"A pasandi is one who considers the great demigods such as Lord Brahma and Lord Siva equal to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana." (Hari-bhakti-vilasa 1.17)
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is asamaurdhva; in other words, no one can be equal to or greater than Him. But pasandis do not believe this. They worship any kind of demigod, thinking it all right to accept whomever they please as the Supreme Lord. The pasandis were against the Hare Krsna movement of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and now we see practically that they also do not like our humble attempts to spread Krsna consciousness all over the world. On the contrary, these pasandis say that we are spoiling the Hindu religion because people all over the world are accepting Lord Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead according to the version of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. The pasandis condemn this movement, and sometimes they accuse Vaisnavas from foreign countries of being not bona fide. Even so-called Vaisnavas-pseudo followers of the Vaisnava cult-do not agree with our activities in making Vaisnavas in the Western countries. Such pasandis existed even during the time of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and they still continue to exist. Despite all the activities of these pasandis, however, the prediction of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu will triumph: prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama. "In every town and village, the chanting of My name will be heard." No one can check the spread of the Krsna consciousness movement because upon this movement is the benediction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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