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    Robert Lessenger
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    In the purport of Visvanath Cakravarti Thakura on Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.34  there is a following description:

    By vidya, the jiva realizes that he is atma or tvam. He does not realize Paramatma or tat by vidya (which is sattva). Because the Lord is beyond the gunas, he realizes the Lord only by pure bhakti which is beyond the gunas, for the Lord says bhaktyaham ekaya grahyah: I am achieved only by bhakti. (SB 11.14.21) He also says kaivalyam sattvikam jïanam: jïana, which gives liberation, is in the mode of goodness. (SB 11.25.24) One cannot realize Paramatma who is beyond the gunas by vidya which belongs to sattva-guna, and which means knowledge of atma separate from body. Rather this vidya is destroyed by bhakti.

    Here if I put together the first and the last sentence it turns out that the vidya, by which one gets knowledge of atma, is destroyed by bhakti. Vidya is just a knowledge about the difference between the body and the soul and Krishna bhaktas also get this vidya. My question is: why such vidya about the soul have to be destroyed by bhakti?

     

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    Robert Lessenger
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    Answer by Danavir Goswami

    Imagine a foundation for a tall building that was constructed without the essential ingredient. When an expert construction engineer examines the situation, he will have to destroy the old foundation and replace it with a new one which has the essential ingredient. The new foundation has many ingredients that the old one had but it has now properly mixed in the essential ingredient.

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