Re: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion

Hendrik Makaliwe (
Sat, 08 Jul 1995 02:06:16 -0400

In article <3tf4hq$>,
(Madhudvisah dasa Swami) wrote:

> (Hendrik Makaliwe) wrote:
> [snip]
> >Please Swami, enlighten us about these numbers.
> >What kind of wisdom did you use to arrive at those?
> >You even managed to put that "about" before "1/4". What's that suppose to
> >mean. Measurement errors? Quantum fluctuations?
> We just take Krishna's and our spiritual master's word for it.

> [snip]

> " the brahmajyoti (spiritual sky) there are innumerable spiritual
> planets. The number of these planets is far, far greater than all of the
> planets of this material world. This material world has been approximated
> as only one quarter of the creation (ekamsena sthito jagat). ...

Haven't you considered the possibility that this is a metaphor?
That we have to INTERPRET this? (rather than taking the number "1/4" literally)
Certainly many passages from scriptures are written in a metaphorical way.

>If you have the right authority you can get
> the right knowledge immediately.
> ... But still if you can find someone who
> actually knows something he can teach it to you... It's a simple idea.

But how do you recognize the "real" ones?

> Thank you. Hare Krishna!


Hendrik Makaliwe