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An erudite scholar like the late Dr. Bhandarkar erred when he gave vent to his expression that the worship of Rama has a more ethical representation than that of Shri Krishna, especially, in reference to the Latter’s amorous exploits. So it is no wonder if the observers of the West are naturally found to subscribe to a wrong opinion when they deal with the ethical merits of oriental theism. When men like late Raja Ram Mohan Roy or late Dr. Bhandarkar are apt to commit blunder in respect to the transcendental pastimes of Shri Krishna, men of less intelligence are always expected to be persuaded to follow the same track when they try to acquaint themselves with the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna’s Lila. With a view to remove a long-felt want, that was keenly experienced, of justifying in English language the rational faith of a true Shri Krishna-worshipper, the writer of this brief pamphlet has pioneered some convincing reasons which it is hoped may to a great extent appease the hunger of an honest enquirer. The author has dealt with many points which can elucidate and clear off the dubious knots that easily puzzle all moral men to accept the account of the transcendental Hero busy with His own amorous achievements. This pamphlet will, therefore, suit best those able scholars who are very eager to examine the comparative merits of religions based on true moral principles. The reader will surely find in the few lines many unexplored explanations during his progress of study of the book till the concluding line.
The author begins to assure his readers that the greatest ethical teacher - the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya has offered His theistic observations to the best intellectual societies who are thoroughly and perfectly moral. A brief index, therefore, will, no doubt, impede in a great measure the hostile criticisms of an empiricist that are likely to be showered upon the defence, inasmuch as the former is always expected to give out his biased sentiments.
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