Allen Ginsberg: What position does Anandamayi Ma have now?
Prabhupāda: She is also impersonalist.
Allen Ginsberg: She is impersonalist
Prabhupāda: She is not a devotee. There are many impersonalist, they take advantage of . . . They say: "Caitanya's patha, Śaṅkara's maṭha," that "Follow the principle of Caitanya, but ultimately take the conclusion of Śaṅkara." That means . . .
Allen Ginsberg: Śiva.
Prabhupāda: No. Śaṅkarācārya.
Allen Ginsberg: Aha. What was the conclusion of Śaṅkarācārya?
Prabhupāda: Śaṅkarācārya's conclusion was to defeat Buddhism. They do not know it, but actually, when there was too much animal-killing and people became almost atheist under the shadow of Vedic rituals, Lord Buddha appeared. He wanted to stop men from the sinful activities of killing unnecessarily under the plea of Vedas.
So he invented that ahiṁsa, nonviolence. And . . . because people will give evidence, "Oh, in the Vedas there is . . ." They were not following, actually, the Vedic rituals, but just like crooked lawyers take advantage of law books, similarly . . . therefore, Lord Buddha said that, "I do not follow Vedic rituals. I have nothing to do with Vedas. It is my own formula."
So Jayadeva has written one prayer, because the Vaiṣṇavas can understand how God is playing. So he writes, nindasi yajña-vidher ahaha śruti-jātaṁ (Daśāvatāra-stotra 9)
"My dear Lord, now You have appeared as Lord Buddha. You are decrying the Vedic rituals." Śruti-jātaṁ. Śruti-jātaṁ means Vedic. Why?
Sadaya-hṛdaya-darṣita-paśu-ghātam: "You are so much compassionate to see poor animals being killed unnecessarily." Keśava dhṛta-buddha-śarīra jaya jagadīśa hare: "All glories to Jagadīśa. You have now assumed the form of Lord Buddha, and You are playing in pastimes." So Lord Buddha is accepted as incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. In Bhāgavata also it is stated. He is accepted as the tenth incarnation.