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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

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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.

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.

Prabhupada: Why?

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?

Prabhupada: Huh?

Tamala Krsna: Why don't they do it?

Prabhupada: Because they do not know the process.