Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
Yes. So long as the translation is absolutely true to the spirit of the original and accurate, it does not matter who translated it. By the way, translation is almost always a labour of love. No opponent will ever go the length of translating a book just for villifying it.
Ramakrsna is a Mayavadi and anything he or his disciple translate is poisonous.
Because the Mayavadi denies the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the individual soul - and they teach that when liberated at death each person merges with God and becomes God themselves.
This false teaching is poisonous.
Many uninformed people think 'Vedanta' is synonymous with Sankaracarya's Mayavadi Advaita-Vedanta. But originally Vedanta meant Vaisnava-vedanta. The Vedanta-sutras were compiled by Vyasadeva, a Vaisnava. The Srimad Bhagavatam is the natural commentary on the Vedanta-sutra, written by Vyasadeva himself 5000 years ago.
The philosophy of Sankaracarya, is really just Buddhism in disguise, as explained by Padma Purana 6.236.7-11:
mayavadam asac chastram pracchanam bauddha ucyate
mayaiva kathitam devi kalau brahmana rupina
"The doctrine of Maya (illusion) is a wicked doctrine and said to be pseudo Buddhist. I myself, of the form of a brahmana, proclaimed it in Kali (yuga)." apartham sruti vakyanam darsayan loka garhitam svakarma rupam tyajyatvam atra iva pratipadhyate "It shows the meaninglessness of the words of the holy texts and is condemned in the world. In this (doctrine) only the giving up of one's own duties is expounded."
sarva karma paribhrastair vaidharmmatvam tad ucyate
paresa jiva paraikyam mayatu pratipadhyate
"And that is said to be religiousness by those who have fallen from all duties. I have propounded the identity of the Highest Lord and the (individual) soul." brahmanosya
svayam rUpam nirgunam vaksyate maya
sarvasya jagato py atra mohana artham kalau yuge
vedarthavan mahasastram mayaya yada vaidikam
mayaiva kalpitam devi jagata nasa karanat
"I stated this Brahman's nature to be qualityless. O goddess, I myself have conceived, for the destruction of the worlds, and for deluding the world in this Kali age, the great doctrine resembling the purport of the Vedas, (but) non-Vedic due to the principle of Maya (illusion)
If you present mayavadi teaching in this forum I will be right behind you refuting it - for the benefit of the innocent person.