“…There is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras.”

“…There is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras.”

Prabhupada said, “Common sense is always imperfect, whereas the description in the sastras is always perfect and complete.” – SB 2.1.30, purport

“To common sense the description in this verse appears to be somewhat contradictory because sometimes the sun has been described as the eyeball and sometimes as the outer space sphere. But there is no room for common sense in the injunctions of the sastras. We must accept the description of the sastras and concentrate more on the form of the virat-rupa than on common sense. Common sense is always imperfect, whereas the description in the sastras is always perfect and complete. If there is any incongruity, it is due to our imperfection and not the sastras’. That is the method of approaching Vedic wisdom.”