Yaśodā-nandana: Prabhupāda, what is the shape of this tiny portion of earth or whatever place we are on? What is the shape of this, whatever you call...
Prabhupāda: Ask them. Why don't you ask them? Sometimes they say flat, sometimes they say it is round. Why don't you ask them, the scientists?
Yaśodā-nandana: We don't accept what they say.
Prabhupāda: No, no. Formerly they were under the impression the world is flat. And now they are saying round. So what they'll say after few years?
Yaśodā-nandana: They are not consistent. That's a fact. They're very inconsistent in their theories.
Prabhupāda: Ask them which is correct. "Probably" this is correct.
Bhakti-prema: When someone asks this question, first one would reply.
Prabhupāda: I answered it. You people say like that, so which is correct? Flat or round?
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They will say "What does the Bhāgavatam say?"
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They may reply to us, "All right, we are rascals. So please tell us what is the fact."
Prabhupāda: That is, we are...
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: That's what he's asking. What should be shown? Actually we're a little stumped by... I mean...
Prabhupāda: Yes, you must have proper answer as far as possible.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We just read... We got a version from South India, and we've even found that there are different conceptions of what the Bhāgavata is saying. But the Purāṇas, they give some Puranic references.
Bhakti-prema: It is written the world... The earth is round and flat.
Bhakti-prema: Earth is round and flat both, together.
Bhakti-prema: First we should reply it is acintya. This should be the reply. "Inconceivable."
Yaśodā-nandana: If it is inconceivable, then they will say how we can conceive it?
Prabhupāda: Take the version of Bhāgavatam.
Bhakti-prema: Everything we conceived, that is wrong?
Prabhupāda: Everything you conceived, that is wrong. Yes. Therefore inconceivable.
Bhakti-prema: The Lord is inconceivable always and any (indistinct), it is inconceivable.
Prabhupāda: But we have to accept śāstra.
Bhakti-prema: This outer structure of the Lord is one with the Lord. It is inconceivable; it is not conceivable.
Prabhupāda: Acintya-guṇa-svarūpam. Acintya-guṇa-svarūpam. Yaṁ śyāmasundaram acintya-guṇa. Acintya. Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Acintya.