Srimad Bahagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Texts 10-11

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Texts 10-11

desah kalah prthag dravyam
mantra-tantrartvijo ‘gnayah
devata yajamanas ca
kratur dharmas ca yan-mayah

tam brahma paramam saksad
bhagavantam adhoksajam
manusya-drstya dusprajna
martyatmano na menire

Although the ingredients of sacrificial performance — the place, time, particular paraphernalia, mantras, rituals, priests, fires, demigods, performer, offering and the as yet unseen beneficial results — are all simply aspects of His opulences, the brahmanas saw Lord Krsna as an ordinary human because of their perverted intelligence. They failed to recognize that He is the Supreme Absolute Truth, the directly manifest Personality of Godhead, whom the material senses cannot ordinarily perceive. Thus bewildered by their false identification with the mortal body, they did not show Him proper respect.