Jayatirtha: What is the position of a soul that's in a sacred tree like a fig tree?
Prabhupada: There are also sattva-guna, rajo-guna, tamo-guna. Sattva-guna, rajo-guna, tamo-guna is working throughout the universe. (break) ...was attempt to manufacture gold by combination of metals. They are not doing that?
Jayatirtha: No, I don't think they're doing that.
Jayatirtha: They think that that's foolishness. They think that it's a legendary thing.
Sudama: Alchemy is not looked upon as very intelligent.
Tamala Krsna: Scientific.
Sudama: They've replaced it now with science, higher truth of science.
Prabhupada: No, it is not legend. If you can mix copper, tin and mercury - this is stated in the sastra - you can make gold. It is not legend. The particular metals to be combined, that is stated: copper, tin and mercury. You mix, and there will be gold.
Tamala Krsna: Why aren't they doing it?
Tamala Krsna: Why don't they do it?
Prabhupada: Because they do not know the process.