How should the devotees react when someone blasphemes Krishna?

How should the devotees react when someone blasphemes Krishna?

Sri Rupa Gosvami and Srila Prabhupada give the following guidelines:

One should not tolerate blasphemy of the Lord or His devotees.

In this connection, in the Tenth Canto, Seventy-fourth Chapter, verse 40, of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sukadeva Gosvami tells Pariksit Maharaja, “My dear King, if a person, after hearing blasphemous propaganda against the Lord and His devotees, does not go away from that place, he becomes bereft of the effect of all pious activities.”

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In one of Lord Caitanya’s Siksastaka verses it is stated, “The devotee should be more tolerant than the tree and more submissive than the grass. He should offer all honor to others, but may not accept any honor for himself.”

In spite of Lord Caitanya’s being so humble and meek as a devotee, when He was informed about injuries inflicted on the body of Sri Nityananda, He immediately ran to the spot and wanted to kill the offenders, Jagai and Madhai.

This behavior of Lord Caitanya’s is very significant. It shows that a Vaisnava may be very tolerant and meek, foregoing everything for his personal honor, but when it is a question of the honor of Krsna or His devotee, he will not tolerate any insult.

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There are three ways of dealing with such insults.

If someone is heard blaspheming by words, one should be so expert that he can defeat the opposing party by argument.

If he is unable to defeat the opposing party, then the next step is that he should not just stand there meekly, but should give up his life.

Rajan’s Note:  You need not die if Krishna is blasphemed as said above. Instead, follow the third advice that I am also following:

The third process is followed if he is unable to execute the above-mentioned two processes, and this is that one must leave the place and go away.

If a devotee does not follow any of the above-mentioned three processes, he falls down from his position of devotion.


You have these three options to follow when someone blasphemes Krishna. My recommendation is the third option for this kaliyuga as the blasphemers are more in numbers in kaliyuga.


Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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