Shrila Prabhupada Teachings-Quotes 💐💐💐


Dr Thoudam Singh: They are analysing the creative material elements? Śrīla Prabhupāda said: Material elements are not creative! The soul is creative. No one can create life with only matter, and matter cannot create itself. You, a living entity, can mix hydrogen and oxygen to create water. But matter itself has no creative energy. If you place a bottle of hydrogen near a bottle of oxygen, will they automatically combine, without your help? Dr Thoudam Singh: No. They must be mixed. Śrīla Prabhupāda said: Yes, the superior energy-the living entity–is required. Oxygen and hydrogen are inferior energy, but when the superior energy mixes them, then they can become water. Inferior energy has no power unless superior energy is involved. This sea [indicating the Pacific Ocean] is calm and quiet. But when superior force–air–pushes it, high waves are created. The sea has no power without the superior force. Similarly, there is another force superior to the air, and another, and another, until we arrive at Krsna, the most superior force. This is real research. Suppose a railroad train is just starting to move. The engine pushes one car, which pushes another, and so on, until the entire train is moving. And the whole motion originates with the engineer, a living entity. Similarly, in the cosmic creation, Krsna gives the first push, and then, by means of many successive pushes, the entire cosmic manifestation comes into being. This is explained in the Bhāgavad Gita: 9:10: mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sa-caracaram. “This material nature is working under My direction, O son of Kunti, and is producing all moving and unmoving beings.” And a little later: sarva-yonisu kaunteya murtayah sambhavanti yah tasam brahma mahad yonir aham bija-pradah pita “All species of life are made possible by birth in material nature, and I am the seed-giving father.” (Bhāgavad Gita: 14:4) For example, if we sow a banyan seed, a huge tree eventually grows up and produces millions of new seeds. Each of these seeds, in turn, produces another tree with millions of new seeds, and so on. So Krsna is the original seed-giving father. Unfortunately, the scientists only observe the immediate cause; they do not perceive the remote cause. There are two causes — the immediate cause and the remote cause. Krsna is described in the Vedas as sarva-karana-karanam [Śrī Brahma Saṁhitā: 5:1], the cause of all causes. If you understand the cause of all causes, then you understand everything. Yasmin vijnate sarvam evam vijnatam bhavati (Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad: 1:3): “If you know the original cause, the later, subordinate causes are automatically known.” Although the scientists are searching after the original cause, when the Vedas, which contain perfect knowledge, give the original cause, they won’t accept. They keep to their partial, imperfect knowledge. Back to Godhead Magazine-Finding Spiritual Solutions To Material Problems-The Tiny World Of Modern Science —

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