with disciples, June 15, 1976, Detroit
Prabhupada: And these rascals say there is
no life in other.... Moon planet is accepted as the heavenly planet,
and these rascals say "It is sand. And we have brought the sand." It is
one of the heavenly planets.
Jayadvaita: Some scientists
have started a project. They are beaming radio messages into space
because they think perhaps there is someone intelligent there, and they
will beam back something.
Prabhupada: Their knowledge
is "perhaps." It is nonsense. They have no definite knowledge.
"Perhaps." Perhaps is not knowledge.
Pusta Krsna: We had one CIA
agent. Previously, he was a CIA agent. I was told this story, I don't
know. Anyway, might as well relate it. So they were doing an experiment
in the Bahama Islands off Florida. They were all very high intellects.
They were developing a certain radio beam to measure the beams which
are given off from other planets, thinking that maybe these intelligent
beings, they are sending some message out. So they developed this way
of sensoring the beams which were coming from the North Star. Anyway,
he said—and he was serious, I was told this; he's in India now, one of
our devotees there—he said that when they focused on the North Star and
they got the beam back, when they translated it, it came out to be the maha-mantra.
Prabhupada: Hare Krishna.
Pusta Krsna: Yes. And so they
went to the Department of Intelligence, [laughter] and they went to the
United States Army, because this was an Army project, and when the Army
got hold of it they said, "Oh, you people are all nonsense. Disband