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Science v. Progress
Solutions that Create Problems Hansadutta das
Man's attempts to adjust to the problems that nature presents create new problems worse than the original problems. They then try to solve the new problems, thus creating more problems. In this way they become entangled, creating solutions that create problems. more
Yadubara: No, he wasn't
teaching that. He was teaching some physics. He was not a very good
teacher. There were 1500 pupils in the class, students, and we would
never be able to see the teacher, so many students.
Dharmadhyaksha: He recently retired, and he was lamenting how young people are shunning science now. Young people are not so interested in science. He was also very disappointed that the new scientists were not as well trained as the old scientists and did not have the same desire to serve science.
Prabhupada: What they will do by serving science? The birth, death is already there. So they are becoming saner, that "What is the use of wasting time in this way? We cannot solve any problem." That is sense. They cannot solve any... He is still alive or died?
Dharmadhyaksha: He's alive.
Prabhupada: So ask him that "Find out some bomb that you will not die. Why don't you do that?" (laughter) Yes. "People are dying, and you have invented something to die very soon. So why don't you invent something that you will never die? Can you do that? Therefore we are no more interested in science. It is a waste of time." Tell him. You go your professor. "You are regretting that young men are no more interested. So this is our reason because, after all, we have to die. Everything will be finished. Then what is the use of studying? You have not improved anything. The animals have also two legs, and two, four legs. We have got also four legs and where is the difference? You say, the Darwin's theory, from monkey, man has come, but you never shown us that a monkey has ever given birth to a man. So all this false propaganda, we are no more interested."
Bahulashva: In Los Angeles you told Svarupa Damodara that in 25 more years science will be finished.
Prabhupada: Yes. Science is already finished. He is regretting that no young man is interested. That means it is finished already. That's a fact. [break] ...is finished, so-called religion is finished, so-called politics is finished—everything. Harav abhaktasya kuto mahad-guna [Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.18.12]. Because they have finished God, everything will be finished. Zero, only zero.
Bahulashva: The whole human civilization.
Prabhupada: Where is civilization? [laughter] The mother is killing child—is that civilization? Where is civilization? Less than doggish civilization. Dog also do not do that. And they are claiming civilization, nonsense rascals. Mother is killing child, and is that civilization? Less than dogs and cats. The dogs and cats also do not kill their children. They try to protect. You know? The cats, they carry their cubs from one place to another so that the male cat may not kill. The tigers also do that. The tigers, they also give protection to the cubs.
Brahmananda: The rats, they sometimes do that.
Prabhupada: Everyone. Mother's affection is natural. Now the civilized mother is killing child. This is your civilization. This is your religion, this is your science, philosophy—everything. And for this, you have created so many big, big buildings to create some less than animals. Civilization is finished unless you take to Krishna conscious. Now dictatorship is coming, politics. The dictator can arrest anyone without any trial and stop him. Even their own circle, the Communists... Nobody knows where is Kruschev. Indira Gandhi is doing.
Brahmananda: Even they arrest you for sleeping now.
Prabhupada: Yes. I have got enough place to sleep, and they will come, "You cannot sleep." What is this civilization?
Dharmadhyaksha: Indira Gandhi, she is taking instruction from the Russians. They are encouraging her to do all of this.
Dharmadhyaksha: This inventor of the hydrogen bomb, he said he had no regrets about making the bomb. He had no regrets about his career whatsoever. And he felt that science was still the answer to man's problems. That's why he was lamenting so much that people were not interested anymore.
Prabhupada: So what is the problem? Real problem is birth, death. So have you any proposal?
Dharmadhyaksha: No, he has no proposal for those.
Prabhupada: Then what is this nonsense problem? So far eating, sleeping, even the birds and beasts, they have no problem. They are eating, sleeping. What is this problem in eating, sleeping and mating? There is no problem. Why you are creating problem? You are creating problem, rascal. There is no problem. Where is the... Out of 8,400,000 species, only men are 400,000. Eight million they are all lower animals. Where is their problem? They have no population problem, they have no food problem, no quarter problem. They do not go to office, they do not start factories. So where is their problem? Eight millions, they have no problem. And out of the 400,000, the so-called rascal civilized men, they have problems. Others they have no problem. They don't require a scientist rascal like you. [laughter] This is the... Tell them like this. If you take vox populi, so out of eight million four hundred, eight millions do not require a rascal like you. And out of the so-called civilized men, a few only, they require your service. So what is the value of your service? Others, they have no problem. Do you think they have problem, the birds and beasts? They are very freely walking from one tree to another and eating. Whatever fruits are there, they are eating. And for mating, the female bird is always with him. Nature has given, when the birth is taken place, one male, one female—cats, dogs and birds. So there is no problem. Is there any problem?
Prabhupada: Then why these rascals create problem? And become a big scientist and draw a good salary, fatty salary, that's all. [break] He has invented hydrogen bomb, but does it mean the war is taking place every day? Say, after twenty years, fifty years, war will, then his service will be appreciated, by the time he will die.
Brahmananda: They have not used the hydrogen bomb yet.
Prabhupada: Even there is use, so where the use? We require daily things. [observes pine cones:] ... What is this fruit?
Dharmadhyaksha: These are cones. This is a pine tree, and these are cones. What are cones used for?
Jayatirtha: Seeds are in the pinecones. Out from the cone the trees come.
Prabhupada: Let them produce one seed like that. Sow it and a big tree will come out. Where is that scientist? Millions of living beings are coming out. You are trying to kill them, and they are trying to manufacture living being in the laboratory. And take credit. Where is the credit to you? Already millions and trillions are daily coming. Befooling men. They are fools and befooling men, that's all. This is their business.
Bahulashva: The cheaters and the cheated.
Prabhupada: Cheaters and the cheated. That's all. [break] ...meditating, what is that? Who was saying? Upendra? Where is Upendra?
Jayatirtha: He hasn't come, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: So meditation means "I am moving the earth, I am moving the sun..."
Jayatirtha: From that Kundalini book.
Brahmananda: Oh, in that prayer he says, "I created God." That Yogi Bhajan. In his book he says that, that that is the meditation.
Prabhupada: "I created God."
Prabhupada: And you were created by dog. [laughter]
Dharmadhyaksha: That is a very big theory of the modern atheists that God is simply the creation of man's imagination in order to fulfill certain psychological needs.
Prabhupada: Then what is the cause of creation?
Dharmadhyaksha: Mother nature.
Prabhupada: So mother nature... Where is the father? [laughter] You rascal, without father, mother can give any birth?
Dharmadhyaksha: Well, it's asexual. There's some animals...
Prabhupada: No, no. So animal is their father? Where is the father? It is all right, "mother nature," but everyone knows without father, mother is useless.
Jayatirtha: It's a fact.
Prabhupada: Is there any mother who can give birth without father? So where is the father, rascal? Ask them.
Jayatirtha: Sometimes they say that he is dead now.
Prabhupada: That's all right. But you must know what is your father. A man's father is dead—that does not mean he can say that "I have taken my birth without father." That you cannot say. Father may be dead. That is..., we shall discuss later on. First of all you have to accept that mother cannot give birth without father. Who is that father?
Bahulashva: They say nature has generated everything on its own. Just like we say that Krishna...
Prabhupada: Where is that nature, generating everything? Where is that nature? Show me.
Paramahamsa: They give the example of the corn. Corn doesn't have to have a... They say corn produces the seeds as well as the...
Prabhupada: Then wherefrom the corn came?
Paramahamsa: From itself. You see, they theorize that naturally...
Prabhupada: Theorize, theorize. But we say corn is produced... When the seeds are thrown on the ground, then corns are produced. Wherefrom... The corn is not dropping from the sky.
Paramahamsa: Originally, right.
Prabhupada: We have not seen the original.
Dharmadhyaksha: Well, originally, they say, it was just some chance combination of atoms and molecules...
Prabhupada: That is... A chance means you are a rascal. Nothing takes place with chance. That is his rascaldom. Nothing takes place. The answer is in the Bhagavad-gita, bijo 'ham sarva-bhutanam: [Bg 7.10] "The original seed I am." The answer is there. Bijo 'ham sarva-bhutanam. Challenge these rascals. They are cheating so many people.
Bahulashva: Well, then they want to say that if nature can't be self-existing, how can God?
Prabhupada: All right, nature is existing, but our proposition is that without father, how nature can give birth? If the woman is existing, the man must be existing. Just like in your country it is experienced that a girl has given birth to a child. Nobody knows who is the father. But still, it is accepted that she was impregnated by a man, that is... You cannot say. It may be missing, but you have to accept, not that this girl is giving birth child without any union with a man. You cannot say that.
... But we have got this answer. Krishna says, mayadhyakshena prakritih suyate sa-characharam [Bg. 9.10]. "Prakritih, nature, is working under My direction." In the Brahma-samhita: srishti-sthiti-pralaya- sadhana-shaktir eka chayeva yasya bhuvana vibharti... [Brahma-samhita 5.44]. Bhuvanani durga, icchanurupam api yasya cha cheshtate sa govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami. Icchanurupam. The nature is working under the direction of God, Govinda.
Bahulashva: Now the scientists are studying the atom, Srila Prabhupada, and they agree...
Prabhupada: No, first of all let us know what they have done. What science they have done. They are proposing all nonsense theories, that nature is producing. So even if you accept nature as supreme, then you are subordinate. You are not independent. You are under... That also I explained. Priakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvashah, ahankara vimu... [Bg. 3.27]. Why you are thinking independent? You are being carried away by the ear, pulling, "Come here." You are thinking there is no birth, but there is birth. Every moment you are having a new life, new birth by the... You can say, "I will not become old man," but prakriti [nature] will not allow you. You must become old man. You can say, "I will not die." You must die. So you are so dependent. Even if you accept only prakriti, no father, you are a fatherless child, that's all right, but even the mother... You have to accept the authority of the mother. Where is your independence? You are thinking foolishly.
Dharmadhyaksha: But that is why they are engaged in science in order to master nature. They realize they are dependent.
Prabhupada: That is another foolishness. That is another foolishness, and we fools shall be misled by these rascals. All future. "Yes, in future we shall do this. In future we shall do that." Post-dated cheque. "I give you millions of dollars by cheque." It is six months after. "Yes, you take it." So who is the foolish man who will take, accept a post-dated cheque? A foolish man may be satisfied, "Now I have one million dollars." That is another thing.
Dharmadhyaksha: Cheque comes back stamped, "Insufficient Funds."
Prabhupada: "No funds." [laughter]
Bahulashva: "Account closed."