Hawaii, March 30, 1969
(Gaurasundara lectures for about 25 minutes, then asks for questions)
Prabhupada: Yes, you can question about the speaking.
Guest: Could you elaborate a little bit on the point of debate of Krsna manifesting everything, and therefore He's attractive?
Gaurasundara: Well, the point is, Krsna is the fountainhead of everything—everything, what you can conceive and what you can't conceive. And that relationships stands for every entity. Therefore He is all-attractive because He has everything.
Guest: He's all-attractive because He is the source?
Gaurasundara: Yes. Any desirable quality is perfect in Him; therefore He is all-attractive.
Prabhupada: How a man becomes attractive? First of all we have to understand that. Suppose a very rich man is attractive, a very intelligent man is attractive, a beautiful man is attractive, a famous man is attractive, a wise man is attractive, a renounced man is also attractive. These are attractive features. So if we analyze Krsna, we find all these six opulences of attractive men fully present in Krsna. So even from historical references, there is not a single person who can be compared with Krsna. Therefore He is all-attractive. And everything that we experience, that is the manifestation of Krsna's energy. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. His energies are differently manifested. Similarly, in Visnu Purana also, it is said, parasya brahmanah saktis tathaiva akhilam jagat. Akhilam jagat means the whole cosmic manifestation is a display of the multi-energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So because He is fully energetic, therefore He is attractive and the cause of all causes. These are the evidences of Vedic literatures. And when He was actually present, He was attractive in so many features. In the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, when He was speaking the Bhagavad-gita, the speech which He delivered, although He is not present now in our vision, you cannot find in the whole world such attractive speech of wisdom. Nobody can say. What we have got, practical experience, about His speech, which is still going on, still we are trying to understand. The greatest scholars of the world, the philosophers, they are trying to understand Bhagavad-gita. There were many, many great scholars and saintly persons all over India, but each and every one of them have tried to understand Bhagavad-gita. Even Professor Einstein, he was reading Bhagavad-gita.
So His attractiveness is evidently presented by the wisdom of Bhagavad-gita. So He is all-attractive. There is no doubt about it. And in the Vedic literature we also understand: tasmin vijnate sarvam evam vijnatam bhavati: "If you can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead, or the Absolute Truth, then sarvam evam vijnatam bhavati, you can understand everything, how it is working." Because everything is display of His energy. So if you can understand how His energy is acting, then you can understand the whole cosmic manifestation. That is explained in the Vedic literature. Just like in our presence we have got practical experience, the sun. The whole material world is maintained by sunlight. The planets are rotating by the heat of sunlight; the vegetation, the water, everything is being conducted by the sunlight. It is by scorching sunlight the water is evaporated from the sea. It is formed into gas, cloud, and it is distributing all over the land. Then vegetation is coming, and it is becoming green, yellow, many colorful. So actually, the sun is the cause of all material manifestations. So if anyone can study what is sun, then he can understand how everything is appearing. That is practical.
Similarly, sun is also not ultimate cause. The ultimate cause is Krsna.
Sarva-karana-karanam means "the cause of all causes." And the sun is described as the eye of Krsna. Yac-caksur esa savita sakala-grahanam.
yac-caksur esa savita sakala-grahanam
raja samasta (sura-murtir) asesa-tejah
yasyajnaya bhramati sambhrta-kala-cakro...
The sun is so powerful that it is the life of every planet. Without sunlight, nobody can see anything. We are very much proud of testing everything by seeing: "I want to see." Now that seeing power is resting on the sunlight. Without sunlight, your eyes are useless. Therefore sun is the eyes for all planets. All planets means all the residents of each and every planet. Yac-caksur esa savita sakala-grahanam raja samasta-sura-murtih. Therefore he is the king of all planets. These are described in Brahma-samhita. Asesa-tejah, unlimited potencies or unlimited heat. There is no limit how much heat is there in the sun globe. So that sun also rotating. Yasyajnaya bhramati sambhrta-kala-cakro. That sun is also rotating under the guidance of Krsna. Therefore Krsna is the Supreme. Govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami **. The sun is rotating; it has got its orbit. It is rotating sixteen thousand miles per second. It is rotating. That you cannot deny. These are facts described. So somebody has arranged how the sun is rotating. Just like your sputnik rotates in the space by the scientist who is playing on the electronic machines in the laboratory, and the sputnik is rotating. So why don't you think that the sun is also rotating under some guidance? How you can deny it? So that is explained in the Brahma-samhita: yasyajnaya bhramati sambhrta-kala-cakro. It has also a lifetime duration. As soon as that lifetime duration is finished...
Now, now, who gave him this lifetime duration, this movement? Just like Sriman Gaurasundara began his speech, that without pushing on, without being moved by somebody else, nothing can move. So He is also moving. Yasyajnaya bhramati sambhrta-kala-cakro govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami. Therefore He is there.(?) We must know how He is acting. Simply by understanding the word "Krsna," you do not... We must know thoroughly how Krsna is acting. That is all explained in the Bhagavad-gita. If we study Bhagavad-gita very carefully, as it is, we can understand. Tasmin vijnate sarvam eva vijnatam bhavati. If you can simply understand the Krsna and Krsna philosophy, then you understand everything. It is so perfect. [break] ...question you can put. [break] Now, modern-days people are very much attracted by scientific knowledge. Oh, there is complete scientific knowledge in Krsna consciousness. So if you want to understand, even from scientific point of view, these boys will be able to answer you. [break] ...question, then chant Hare Krsna. (end)
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