Prabhupada: [Speaking of the sun] The
scientists say that it is a blazing fire, sun planet. Fire is generally
red color with little yellow. Why it is white? We have no experience of
fire, white. So how do they say it is fire? That is my question.
[break] ...tell me what... blue I have seen. Red I have seen. Where is
Guru dasa: The sun is a
reflection of the brahmajyoti?
Prabhupada: That is another.
First of all, you answer whether it is fire or something else. [break]
It is not fire. It is a brilliant body. It is not fire. [break]
Satsvarupa: ...body of
Vivasvan [the sun god]?
Prabhupada: Whole planet, I
mean the population, they're so bright.
Satsvarupa: Sometimes in your
lectures you explain the living entities can live there because they
have bodies of fire.
Prabhupada: Fiery. Not fire.
Guru dasa: Fiery.
Prabhupada: Because there is
heat and brightness, therefore they can say fire. Just like, what is
called, diamond. Diamond looks like, bright, like this beautiful. But
that is not fire. Diamond, real diamond, you keep in dark room; it will
be light. But that is not fire.
Prabhupada: Yes. Bright.
Devotee: What about the stars?
Prabhupada: Stars? They are
planets like this planet. Like moon planet, the moon planet.
Nakshatranam aham shachi. The stars, they are so
many moons, not suns. They say "sun." And we say, "No, it is moon." Sun
is only one. In each universe there is one sun, but there are many
planets like moons.
Tamal Krsna: Reflections.
Prabhupada: Reflection. We
get it from Bhagavad-gita. Nakshatranam aham shashi.
[break] ...due to the sun, reflect.
Why does the moon
reflect? They say the moon is sandy, but this sand here is not
Prabhupada: That... They are
not going to the moon planet. They are going to some other planet, Rahu
Guru dasa: Rahu?
Prabhupada: Yes. There are
many planets invisible. So there is a Rahu planet which comes in front
of the moon planet, and that is called eclipse. So there is a planet
rotating. I think they are going to that Rahu planet, not to the moon
Hansadutta: How can they make
such a mistake?
Hansadutta: How is it that
they made such a big mistake?
Prabhupada: Their whole life
is mistake. [laughter] They cannot do anything but mistake. Why you are
so much confident about that? Their whole life is simply mistake.
Pusta Krsna: Prabhupada, they
see a little fire, and they see that it has heat and light, and so they
see a huge thing having heat and light, and so they conclude that
that's also a fire. So if that's their deductive method, then if they
see that whenever there's intelligence, there must be a person, then
why don't they conclude that behind the universe, there's so many
wonderful things, that there must also be a person?
Prabhupada: Yes, we say there
are persons, combination of fiery persons. Therefore it looks so
Aksayananda: Is the
brightness of a diamond because of the presence of a jiva?
Prabhupada: Suppose you get a
diamond body. Just like glow worm. Glow worm, it has a glowing body.
That's all. But the glowing substance is different from the soul. Owner
of the body is different.