TEXT 201
balai-purohita tare karila bhartsana
"ghata-patiya murkha tuni bhakti kanha jana?
SYNONYMS
balai-purohita—the priest named Balarama Acarya; tare—unto Gopala Cakravarti; karila—did; bhartsana—chastisement; ghata-patiya—interested in the pot and the earth; murkha—fool; tuni—you; bhakti—devotional service; kanha—what; jana—do know.
TRANSLATION
The priest named Balarama Acarya chastised Gopala Cakravarti. "You are a foolish logician," he said, "What do you know about the devotional service of the Lord?
PURPORT
The philosophy enunciated by the Mayavadis is called ghata-patiya philosophy. According to this philosophy, everything is one, everything is earth, and therefore anything made of earth, such as different pots, is also the same earth. Such philosophers see no distinction between a pot made of earth and the earth itself. Since Gopala Cakravarti was a ghata-patiya logician, a gross materialist, what could he understand about the transcendental devotional service of the Lord?

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