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Srila Prabhupada, if the earth is moving so fast, why isn't everything blown off?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Suppose a small ant is on some big wheel, does it feel anything, movement? A big wheel and a small ant. What he will feel? This is called relativity. Law of relativity. Why you are thinking that relatively you are very big? That is your foolishness. You are nothing, insignificant.
Morning Walk -- February 4, 1976, Mayapura:

Bhavānanda: Śrīla Prabhupāda, if the earth is moving so fast, why isn't everything blown off?

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Bhavānanda: Why are we not blown off the surface of this planet? Now it's moving so fast. How are we able to remain here and not be blown off?

Prabhupāda: I do not follow.

Bhavānanda: The planet is moving...

Harikeśa: He's saying, "We're moving, so therefore the wind should blow everybody off, the speed."

Hṛdayānanda: Why is everything so peaceful if we're moving so fast?

Prabhupāda: Which is moving so fast?

Hṛdayānanda: Well, Bhavānanda said...

Bhavānanda: Planet, this planet is moving so fast, but it doesn't appear to be moving at all.

Prabhupāda: Suppose a small ant is on some big wheel, does it feel anything, movement? A big wheel and a small ant. What he will feel? This is called relativity. Law of relativity. Why you are thinking that relatively you are very big? That is your foolishness. You are nothing, insignificant. Therefore you are surprised when Kṛṣṇa appeared as Varāha-mūrti, to take the whole earth on His nose. Who will say it is mythology? You do not know how great Kṛṣṇa can become. Mahato mahīyān. Aṇu... What is that?