Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa says: "I am the origin of everything. Everything emanates from Me." Mattaḥ sarvaṁ prava . . . sarvam means everything. There are two things: animate and . . . what is the opposite?
Devotees: Inanimate.Prabhupāda: Inanimate. There are two things. So Kṛṣṇa says, ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavaḥ: "I am the source of both animate and inanimate." So Kṛṣṇa . . . what is Kṛṣṇa? Kṛṣṇa is life, supreme life. Kṛṣṇa is not dead. We are getting Kṛṣṇa's description. He is not a dead body. These are things very, I mean to say, elaborately described in the Vedic literature. Just like in Vedānta it is said: "The origin of everything is Brahman." Janmādy asya yataḥ. Athāto brahma jijñāsā. Now this origin of everything, what is the formation—animate or inanimate? This is accepted, that Brahman means, the Absolute Truth means, the origin of everything. Now the next question would be that, "What is that origin?" The modern scientists, they think the origin is chemical. But we say: "No. It cannot be chemical." Janmādy asya yataḥ anvayād itarataś ca artheṣu abhijñaḥ (SB 1.1.1). The origin of everything must be cognizant. He knows everything. Otherwise how He can be origin? It is very logical. Janmādy asya yataḥ anvayāt, origin. Just like I have established this institution. I know how it was established perfectly well, and how it is going on. And somebody may not know how it was established in New York with so great difficulty. But because I am the origin, founder, I know. So similarly, so many things are going on in the nature's way. So the origin, He must know everything. And if He knows, then He cannot be inanimate. Where is the possibility of the origin becoming inanimate? No. Because the argument is, if one is origin of everything, or something he is origin of, he must have sense how things are going on.