“Cheating Religions”

In the second verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam, it is stated that the book rejects “kaitava dharma,” or religions that are “covered by fruitive intentions.” In his purport Srila Prabhupada explains that “kaitava dharma” refers to “religious activities which are materially motivated.” It’s significant that right at the beginning Vyasa is warning us about the deterioration of religion in this age. Thus the concept of “the cheaters” and “the cheated” is a brilliant way to express the condition religion gets itself into today.