Take Bhaktivinode Thakura’s position on namabhasa. This is an example of theologizing. He has taken the seed understanding of namabhasa and developed it such that his position is understandable as an improvement or development of the core discussion of the topic. This development does not stand in contradiction to the core discussion. His position on saranagati is similar. But his position on the jiva issue is not like that, and there is good reason to conclude that it involves a preaching strategy, especially when we readily attribute the extension of this position sometimes voiced by his follower Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to be a preaching strategy and also when we consider the Western mind on this issue that BVT sought to influence.

comment by Swami B. V. Tripurari on the article “Sakyam’s Razor Revisited.”

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