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CC Ādi 17.155

Text

kājī kahe, — tomāra yaiche veda-purāṇa
taiche āmāra śāstra — ketāva ‘korāṇa’

Synonyms

kājī kahe — the Kazi replied; tomāra — Your; yaiche — as much as; veda-purāṇa — the Vedas and Purāṇas; taiche — similarly; āmāra — our; śāstra — scripture; ketāva — the holy book; korāṇa — the Koran.

Translation

The Kazi replied, “As You have Your scriptures called the Vedas and Purāṇas, we have our scripture, known as the holy Koran.

Purport

Chand Kazi agreed to talk with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu on the strength of the scriptures. According to the Vedic scripture, if one can support his position by quoting from the Vedas, his argument is perfect. Similarly, when the Muslims support their position with quotations from the Koran, their arguments are also authorized. When Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu raised the question of the Muslims’ cow-killing and bull-killing, Chand Kazi came to the standard of understanding from his scriptures.