prabhu ÄjÃ±Äya kaila saba ÅÄstrera vicÄra
vrajera nigÅ«á¸ha bhakti karila pracÄra
prabhu ÄjÃ±Äya - upon the order of Lord ÅrÄ« Caitanya MahÄprabhu; kaila - they did; saba ÅÄstrera - of all scriptures; vicÄra - analytical study; vrajera - of ÅrÄ« Vá¹ndÄvana-dhÄma; nigÅ«á¸ha - most confidential; bhakti - devotional service; karila - did; pracÄra - preaching.
This proves that bona fide devotional service is based on the conclusions of the Vedic literature. It is not based on the type of sentiment exhibited by the prÄká¹ta-sahajiyÄs. The prÄká¹ta-sahajiyÄs do not consult the Vedic literatures, and they are debauchees, woman-hunters and smokers of gaÃ±jÄ. Sometimes they give a theatrical performance and cry for the Lord with tears in their eyes. Of course, all scriptural conclusions are washed off by these tears. The prÄká¹ta-sahajiyÄs do not realize that they are violating the orders of ÅrÄ« Caitanya MahÄprabhu, who specifically said that to understand Vá¹ndÄvana and the pastimes of Vá¹ndÄvana one must have sufficient knowledge of the ÅÄstras (Vedic literatures). As stated in ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam (1.2.12), bhaktyÄ Åruta-gá¹hÄ«tayÄ. This means that devotional service is acquired from Vedic knowledge. Tac chraddadhÄnÄá¸¥ munayaá¸¥. Devotees who are actually serious attain bhakti, scientific devotional service, by hearing Vedic literatures (bhaktyÄ Åruta-gá¹hÄ«tayÄ). It is not that one should create something out of sentimentality, become a sahajiyÄ and advocate such concocted devotional service. However, ÅrÄ«la BhaktisiddhÄnta SarasvatÄ« á¹¬hÄkura considered such sahajiyÄs to be more favorable than the impersonalists, who are hopelessly atheistic. The impersonalists have no idea of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The position of the sahajiyÄs is far better than that of the MÄyÄvÄdÄ« sannyÄsÄ«s. Although the sahajiyÄs do not think much of Vedic knowledge, they nonetheless have accepted Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a as the Supreme Lord. Unfortunately, they mislead others from authentic devotional service.