Bhaktivinoda Thakur has written this song ”Visaya Bimudha Ar Mayavadi”. The official Name for this song is ”Bhakti Pratikula Bhava Varjanangikara Song”. This song is taken from the book Saranagati. Bhaktivinoda Thakura talks about two types of people. One is the mayavadis and the other one being a materially bound person. If Bhativinoda Thakura ever has to choose between them then he would choose the second set of people. The reason for this is that a materially bound person in the company of devotees can change his perspective about Shri Krishna and there are chances of his being a devotee. Whereas a mayavadi has a very deceiving approach towards Govinda which is not good. Thus simply associate with devotees and relish the pastimes of Krsna.
visaya-vimudha ar mayavadi jan
bhakti-sunya dunhe prana dhare akaran
ei dui-sanga natha! na hoy amar
prarthana koriye ami carane tomar
se duwera madhye visayi tabu bhalo
mayavadi-sanga nahi magi kono kalo
visayi-hrdoya jabe sadhu-sanga pay
anayase labhe bhakti bhaktera krpay
mayavada-dosa ja’ra hrdoye pasilo
kutarke hrdoya ta’ra vajra-sama bhelo
bhaktira swarupa, ara `visaya’, `asroy’
mayavadi `anitya’ boliya saba koy
dhik ta’ra krsna-seva-sravana-kirtan
krsna-ange vajra hane tahara stavan
mayavada sama bhakti-pratikula nai
ataeva mayavadi-sanga nahi cai
bhakativinoda mayavada dura kori
vaisnava-sangete baise namasraya dhori’
(1) Both the monist philosophers and those bewildered by worldly affairs live in vain, for both are devoid of devotion to You.
(2) I pray at Your lotus feet, O Lord, that I may be spared the company of them both.
(3) Yet of the two the worldly man is better. I ask never to have the company of mayavadi.
(4) When the worldly man enters into the company of saintly persons within his heart he becomes inspired by pure devotion through the mercy of those devotees.
(5) But woe to him who has known the offensive presence of impersonalist philosophy. Such sophistry makes the heart hard as a thunderbolt.
(6) The mayavada philosopher declares that the true form of bhakti, its object (Sri Krishna), and its possessor (the devotee) are all transitory and thus illusory.
(7) Fie on his pretense of service to Krishna, of hearing and chanting His glories! His so-called prayers strike the body of Krishna with blows more cruel that a thunderbolt.
(8) There is no philosophy as antagonistic to devotional service as mayavada philosophy. Therefore I do not desire the association of the mayavadi.
(9) Bhaktivinoda drives away the philosophy of illusionism and sits safely in the society of Vaisnavas under the shelter of the holy name.