Re: The Flat Earth? - Conclusion

Madhudvisah dasa Swami (
Sat, 15 Jul 1995 02:05:57 GMT (Matthew Scott) wrote:

> (Madhudvisah dasa Swami) writes:

>>Of course scientists will talk and give their ideas but it is talk only.
>>Once my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
>>Prabhupada challenged the scientists, "You say life comes from chemicals,
>>all right. An egg is a very simple thing. A shell, some yellow chemical
>>and some white chemical so I challenge you to make an egg with your
>>chemicals. You can use some type of plastic for the shell, and fill it
>>with some white and yellow chemicals. Then put it into an incubator and
>>hatch out a chicken..." But no scientist has been able to produce the egg.
>>Because life comes from life, life doesn't come from matter... Chickens
>>come from eggs and eggs come from chickens...

> I just can't resist but to reply to this one. I am really beginning
>to wonder how this master got the title "master"

Firstly this is a tangent. It has nothing to do with the example I have
given. An egg is a simple thing. It is food that is used by the spirit
soul who takes shelter within the egg to develop his body. If the
scientists can't make an egg then they can take an unfertilized one. In
the unfertilized egg all the same ingredients are there. It would be an
interesting scientific study to determine the difference between a
fertilized and an unfertilized egg... The difference is the presence of
the soul.

You go on to talk about evolution but I am not talking about evolution at
all. I am suggesting that life comes from life, life doesn't come from
matter. It has nothing to do with evolution.

As for my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada, he became a "master" by accepting the orders of his spiritual
master, Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, as his life and soul. One
becomes a perfect authority in Krishna consciousness by becoming a perfect
servant of his bona fide spiritual master. Srila Prabhupada was very
humble. He didn't take any credit for the success of his preaching work,
he simply said, "My spiritual master has instructed me, 'If you get money
print books.' So I have tried a little in that way..." He said all the
credit was due to his spiritual master and he was just trying to follow
his instructions. That is the process. The knowledge descends from the
guru to the disciple and disciple serves his spiritual master.

<snipped the evolution stuff>

Thank you. Hare Krishna!

Madhudvisah dasa Swami

All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!