|[Posted July 12, 2006]
Sperm Plus Ovum Do Not Equal Life
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
irishhealth.com - Tuesday, July 11, 2006 -
Women could make sperm
A new scientific breakthrough may lead to women in future
being able to produce sperm.
Scientists in England have turned stem cells from am embryo into sperm
which are capable of producing offspring.
The breakthrough is likely to lead to new advances in treating male
infertility and even the possibility that women could manufacture sperm.
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Canto Three, Chapter 31, Text 1
The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme
Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the
soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of
male semen to assume a particular type of body.
As stated in the last chapter, after suffering different kinds of
hellish conditions, a man comes again to the human form of body. The
same topic is continued in this chapter. In order to give a particular
type of human form to a person who has already suffered hellish life,
the soul is transferred to the semen of a man who is just suitable to
become his father. During sexual intercourse, the soul is transferred
through the semen of the father into the mother's womb in order to
produce a particular type of body. This process is applicable to all
embodied living entities, but it is especially mentioned for the man
who was transferred to the Andha-tamisra hell. After suffering there,
when he who has had many types of hellish bodies, like those of dogs
and hogs, is to come again to the human form, he is given the chance to
take his birth in the same type of body from which he degraded himself
Everything is done by the supervision of the Supreme Personality of
Godhead. Material nature supplies the body, but it does so under the
direction of the Supersoul. It is said in Bhagavad-gita
that a living entity is wandering in this material world on a chariot
made by material nature. The Supreme Lord, as Supersoul, is always
present with the individual soul. He directs material nature to supply
a particular type of body to the individual soul according to the
result of his work, and the material nature supplies it. Here one word,
retah-kanashrayah, is very significant because it
indicates that it is not the semen of the man that creates life within
the womb of a woman; rather, the living entity, the soul, takes shelter
in a particle of semen and is then pushed into the womb of a woman.
Then the body develops. There is no possibility of creating a living
entity without the presence of the soul simply by sexual intercourse.
The materialistic theory that there is no soul and that a child is born
simply by material combination of the sperm and ovum is not very
feasible. It is unacceptable.