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First uploaded 6 March 2002 as RealMedia file.
Re-uploaded as mp3 file, December 2011.

Distinguishing life-force and matter

17 minute informal discourse given by
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
at our Temple in Dum Dum Park, Calcutta.

Subject:

  • 'Chaitan' the life-force is always moving and active, but 'jara' is immovable and inactive.
  • The mind, intelligence and false ego are jara but with the connection of chaitan we see it as chaitan.
  • By the light of chaitan, the jara is moving.
  • The atma is really what is active. It is very bright consciousness.
  • Scientists have discovered many tiny things such as atoms, protons, electrons, DNA, RNA, but they do not know everything.
  • But the Scriptures have already described the jiva, the soul, to be 10,000th the size of a tip of hair.
  • Jagadish Bose proved with instruments that trees have life -- willing, feeling and thinking. Here in Bengal we have a sensitive, shy plant.
  • The scientists now have cloned a sheep, Dolly.
  • We must believe our Scriptures and our masters.
  • When there are discussions about how the creation happened, the answer always comes back to the Vedic teachings.

17 minutes, 3.9 MB mp3 audio

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Newly posted (December 2011) as an mp3 audio file (earlier it was only available as RealMedia)


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