Thursday, July 25, 2013


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 10 Text 21
adityanam aham visnur
jyotisam ravir amsuman
maricir marutam asmi
naksatranam aham sasi

adityanam--of the Adityas; aham--I am; visnuh--the Supreme Lord; jyotisam--of all luminaries; ravih--the sun; amsu-man--radiant; maricih--Marici; marutam--of the Maruts; asmi--I am; naksatranam--of the stars; aham--I am; sasi--the moon.


Of the Adityas I am Visnu, of lights I am the radiant sun, of the Maruts I am Marici, and among the stars I am the moon.


There are some statements in Srila Prabhupada's purport that contradict the findings of modern science. These kinds of things have never really bothered me much. I feel one should take a philosophy as a whole and keep in mind that philosophy and science do not have to agree for each to be "true". This kind of thing happens in all religions as far as I know. As an example, in Christianity we find giants and talking donkeys appearing in the Old Testament, which means they appear in the Jewish faith also. So, try not to let a small thing like the moon being called a star bother you. It does not affect the results you will gain by chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!

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