India -- a great finding

7th Jun 2002
Amoghalila das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Srimad Bhagavatam is known as Maha Purana - Purana means historical accounts. It does not mean mythology. Unfortunately because of our limited mind we cannot comprehend some things, which we then regard it as mythology. 
But actually Vedas are absolute, non-fiction and true. The following article confirms this fact which otherwise is beyond our comprehension. This is just one of thousands of example that limited and puny scientific minds have confirmed. So just imagine the great fund and depth of knowledge present in Vedas which our puny minds can never come to understand or comprehend. 

The Vedas describe Krsna and His various energies of different categories. Two of Krsna's names are 'Ananta' and 'Acintya' meaning He is unlimited and inconceivable. As such descriptions of Krsna or various categories of His 
energies is also unlimited and inconceivable. This has to be understood. The Vedas are non-different from Krsna. The Vedas provides the knowledge of the inconceivable and unlimited Krsna descriptions Krsna. Therefore naturally one 
will not be able to understand everything. However Krsna says in Bhagavad Gita - 'Bhaktaya mam abhijananti' a devotee can come to know Me. 

Thus if one wants to have proper vision of understanding everything he has to undertake devotional service unto Krsna - Bhakti yoga. This will put everything - that which is conceivable and that which is inconceivable into proper perspective. A devotee always knows this thus he is not perplexed when something is beyond his comprehension. He contributes his inability to the greatness of His Lord and as such sings His magnanimous glories. 

A doubting mind however will obviously be perplexed. But for him this article regarding scientific community affirming that such technology existed will/may assist in increasing faith in Vedas or in Srimad Bhagavatam which is the essence of all Vedas. So next time he comes across anything which he is not able to comprehend, he can naturally understand it to be due to his limitation as being the insignificant and infinitesimal part and parcel of absolute, unlimited and inconceivable Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. 

Thank you.

Here is the article...

Kauravas were cloned, says scientist PTI [ SATURDAY, MAY 04, 2002 5:10:27 PM ] HYDERABAD:

The science of cloning and test-tube baby was known to Indians of Mahabharata age (3000 BC), according to a scientist who told aconference on stem cell research here on Saturday that "the Kauravas were products of a technology that modern science has not even developed yet".  The epic Mahabharata describes Gandhari as a mother of 100 sons who were called Kauravas, the eldest of them being Dhuryodhana. "No woman can give birth to 100 children in her lifetime, that too all males and of the same age," B G Matapurkar, a surgeon with the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi told the conference organised by the southern chapter of the All India Biotech Association. Matapurkar, who holds a US patent on organ regeneration technique that he developed 10 years ago, said that he was thrilled when he stumbled on a verse in Mahabharata under the chapter Adiparva that actually describes how the Kauravas were created from a single embryo from Gandhari. He said that according to the description in Mahabharata, the Kauravas were created by splitting the single embryo into 100 parts and growing each part in a separate kund or container.  "In other words," Matapurkar said, "they not only knew about test-tube babies and embryo spliting but also had the technology to grow human foetuses outside the body of a woman-someting that is not known to modern science," he added.

Hare Krishna,
Your humble servant,
Amoghalila das