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At that time (end of the day of Brahma. End of fourteen Manus) is the earth destroyed, or is it simply covered by water?

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"At that time is the earth destroyed, or is it simply covered by water" |"End of the day of Brahma. End of fourteen Manus"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Covered by water.
Morning Walk -- July 9, 1976, Washington D.C.:

Rūpānuga: ...question about Geology.

Prabhupāda: What do I know about geology?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: In geology, there are certain rocks, especially in the west coast, they found out that the top layer in the rock is older than the one in the bottom. Upside down.

Prabhupāda: Hm.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: And they have several explanations, mostly based on speculation.

Prabhupāda: Everything speculation. The down portion is older, no?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: No, the.... In these rocks the upper one is older according to their calculation by dating method, geological dating method and the younger one is at the bottom. First I wanted to contact our Prabhu at the, Bob.

Hari-ṣauri: Bob Cohen.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Yeah, Bob Cohen our geology.... Sometime Prabhupāda had trouble with this boy?

Devotee: In a Back to Godhead article.

Prabhupāda: (indistinct)

Svarūpa Dāmodara: We are going to contact him. So how do we explain these things?

Prabhupāda: Hm?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: How do we explain from our point of view? The upside down of the rocks.

Prabhupāda: I cannot. First of all, we do not bother for all these things.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: But they are going to bring up these points, and the guru should say something. But we must know somehow how to counteract them. One point is that the...

Prabhupāda: It can be explained, that when there is devastation...

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: ...the rock...

Devotee: Turn over.

Prabhupāda: ...roll, it was like that.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Catastrophism.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Then the whole thing would be filled up with water. So water course is very heavy. So it can turn even big, big rocks, mountains rolling.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: That happens when there is devastation.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: At the end of Manu's day, when there is flood?

Prabhupāda: End of the day of Brahmā. End of fourteen Manus.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: At that time is the earth destroyed, or is it simply covered by water?

Prabhupāda: Covered by water.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: That can explain many facts, because they're having great difficulty in finding these old fossils, in Siberia, and all these other places, they find some strange fossils, which are not supposed to be there according to their theory.

Prabhupāda: Hm.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: But if we accept this catastrophism, this can explain many facts.

Prabhupāda: Yes. That's a fact.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: The rocks also have offspring, if they're living?

Prabhupāda: That offspring is mouse. (laughter) There is information the rocks were flying.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Mountains, some mountains are flying.

Prabhupāda: Yes. In the..., cut off their wings. (break)