Gaudiya Vaishnavas go to an extreme length to justify non-violence. Their preachers say you can not even kill mosquitoes or cockroaches in your house.
I was wondering how they justify the horrific massacre of life forms during Khandava Dahana (Mahabharata, Adi Parva, Khandava Dahana Parva)?
Just want to clarify few things. Here I am not questioning Krishna's action. He was a very pragmatic person. If you're going to expand your kingdom, obviously, you need land.
My question is, how do they reconcile their doctrine with this specific act of their lord? Is there any commentary or opinion by any renowned Vaishnava preacher on Khandava Dahana?