firstname.lastname@example.org (Aaron Dodd) wrote: >Madhudvisa dasa (email@example.com) wrote: >Life can come from "non - life". All living organisms are composed of >chemicals that behave in a definate manner. There is no need to invoke an >unknown, ie a soul, to explain the process. PROVE IT! There is no indication anywhere that life can come from non-life! Chemicals do not "behave" at all. You are speaking complete nonsense. If you put some bottles of chemicals on the desk how will they behave? What will they do? NOTHING ATT ALL... You have to mix them. They will never mix themselves. Matter does not move unless it is touched by spirit. Everywhere around us we see life coming from life. Little fish come from big fish, little trees come from big trees, little people come from big people. Even a child knows this! But the scientists can't see it. Everywhere life is coming from life and they dare to say life comes from chemicals... It is the ramblings of crazy men... Life comes from life. LIFE DOES NOT COME FROM CHEMICALS.. . Open your eyes and look around. >: As for my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami >: Prabhupada, he became a "master" by accepting the orders of his spiritual >: master, Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, as his life and soul. One >: becomes a perfect authority in Krishna consciousness by becoming a perfect >: servant of his bona fide spiritual master. Srila Prabhupada was very >: humble. He didn't take any credit for the success of his preaching work, >: he simply said, "My spiritual master has instructed me, 'If you get money >: print books.' So I have tried a little in that way..." He said all the >: credit was due to his spiritual master and he was just trying to follow >: his instructions. That is the process. The knowledge descends from the >: guru to the disciple and disciple serves his spiritual master. >Ah yes, but how do you know that you're spiritual master is correct in >his teachings? Are his ideas tested against reality as the theories of a >scientist are? The scientists know very little about reality. And they have some theories only. Their knowledge is limited to what can be observed with the senses that is all. But there is much more knowledge the "scientific" process can never study. As far as knowing whether what Srila Prabhupada says is correct or not you just have to read his books and put his instructions into practice in your life. You will then know. You are just like a hungry man looking at a plate full of sumptuous food and arguing, "How will I know if it satisfies my hunger?" You will never know unless you eat it and when you eat it no one has to tell you your hunger is satisfied.... tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya upadeksyanti te jnanam jnaninas tatt va-darsinah "Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth." (Bhagavad-gita 4.34) Chant Hare Krishna and be Happy! Thank you. Hare Krishna! Madhudvisa dasa (firstname.lastname@example.org) /sudarsana All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!