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God's opulences veiled – In their unalloyed love, the inhabitants of Vraja (vrajavasis) are in no way aware of Krishna as Supreme Lord possessing unlimited opulences: complete power, complete strength, complete wealth, complete knowledge, complete beauty and complete renunciation. The vrajavasis consider Krishna their son, their friend, or lover, who performs magical feats, who kills demons disguised as animals, who rescues River Yamuna from deadly poison, and who lifts up Govardhana Hill to protect the cows and the vrajavasis against the horrendous thunderstorms sent by Indra, King of the Heavenly Planets.
Since antiquity (Rg-veda), King Indra had been worshipped by those, who aim for a cage with golden shackles in Heaven instead of leaden ones on Earth. In other words, the demigod Indra was worshipped by people who wanted to go to Heaven instead of God. Indra was furious, when Krishna hijacked his festival by redirecting the worship of the masses of people from Indra's subtle material Heavenly Planets to the transcendental love of Sir Giriraja Govardhana, at the age of seven.
Krishna had advised his father to honor Govardhana Hill instead of Indra. Since his father loves his son dearly, Nanda Baba followed his request conscientiously. Out of anger and jealousy, Indra sent a torrent of rain for seven days in an attempt to drown Vrndavana. Krishna protected the vrajavasis and the cows against Indra's Climategate by lifting up Govardhana Hill like an umbrella, for seven days.
Krishna's action was very smart, because the worship of subtle matter is a miserable waste of time and transcendental love for Sri Giriraja Govardhana is a joy for ever. By redirecting a mass of people from subtle matter to spiritual matter, Krishna liberated their souls ensnared in material nature, who are endlessly being recycled on a prison planet of permanent war and soul migration.
While lifting Govardhana, an amazed neighbor asked Nanda Baba, "Is Krishna God?" Nanda Baba replied, "No, no, he's my son!"
Empiricism – The method of scientific research is based on sense perception and experiment called empiricism. Our life in the universe is hardwired for material sense experience. Sense perception can only take place in a vessel accommodating the processing of opposite values: hot and cold, light and dark, good and evil. These dualistic observations are interpreted by the subject in three different conditions, or modes of material nature (ignorance, passion, knowledge). First, all observation is individual. This is a self-evident fact. Second, all observation is relative. This is caused by the three modes of material nature. The qualities 'individual' and 'relative' indicate, that sensorial observation is subjective and differentiated, in any way opposite to objective and uniform.
Objectivity and uniformity, however, are claimed to be the standard criteria prescribed for the results of modern
scientific research, since science should be precise, objective, value free (excluding ethics and morality on a practical level) and experiments should be universally repeatable. But as you will understand now, objectivity and uniformity are nonexistent in the Cartesian scientific disciplines, since the conditioned vessels of undisciplined scientists are in ignorance of the transcendental stages of consciousness beyond duality. This is crucial. In the mainstream academia, there are hardly any scholars, who are disciplined in transcendental knowledge or truth beyond duality, except perhaps for monism ('I AM God'). The conclusion must therefore be, that modern scientific renditions of reality are highly particular and not universal, at all.
Although the non-dualistic platforms of nirvisesa-brahmavada and maya-vada may be highly atheistic conceptions similar to modern science, at least they contain objectivity and uniformity - contrary to modern sciences.
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