After morning class, devotees asked Prabhuji a question about bhaktas sometimes tricking or cheating demons and if this is dharmika or not.

Prabhuji responded. The question is, whose side are you on? Are you on the devotees’ side, or the demons’ side? If you are on the bhaktas’ side, you may have to lie or cheat the demons, but this is pleasing to Krsna. But if you are on the demons’ side, even if you always tell the truth, because you are envious and inimical to the devotees, this is not dharma. Krsna is not pleased. This is shown with verses from the Hari-bhakti-vilasa.

In the Padma Purana it is stated:

arir mitram visam pathyam adharmo dharmatam vrajet
su-prasanne hrisikise viparite viparyayah

If Krsna is pleased then an enemy can become a friend, poison can turn into palatable food, and irreligiosity can become religiosity. However, if Krsna is displeased then a friend can become an enemy, palatable food can become poison, and religiosity can become irreligiosity.

In the Padma Purana the Supreme Lord has said:

mam-nimittam krtam papam api dharmaya kalpate
mam anadrtya dharmo pi papam syan mat-prabhavatah

If sinful activities are committed for My sake, they become pious deeds andif pious deeds are performed while neglecting Me, they become sinful activities.

In Skanda Purana it is stated:

vasudeva parityajya yo’nya-devatam upasate
sva mataram parityajya svapacim vandate hi sah

A person who gives up the worship of Sri Krsna and engages in the worship of a demigod is compared to a person who gives up his mother and takes shelter of a woman from a dog eater’s family.

In the Narasimha Purana it is stated:

satyam satyam punah satyam utksipya bhujam ucyate
vedac chastram-param-nasti na devah kesavat parah

I raise my arms and declare it boldly that there is no superior literature than the Veda-sastras and there is no superior God than Lord Kesava. This is the truth, this is the truth, this is the truth.

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