When Kṛṣṇa wanted to know… Arjuna wanted to know from Kṛṣṇa, "How much Your potency is extended? How You are working? I want to know." Because he is inquisitive, brahma-jijñāsā. He is trying to understand what is God. And God is personally replying. So He has stated in that chapter that "I am this amongst these; I am this amongst these; I am this." Then, then He summarizes that "How much I shall say? Just try to understand Me, My potency, that the…, this material world there are innumerable universes, and in each universe there are innumerable planets. So I want in every one of them," viṣṭabhyāham idaṁ kṛtsnam, "all of them, and I maintain them." Just like Kṛṣṇa is situated in everyone's heart, then the…, similarly, Kṛṣṇa is situated in everything, even within the atom. That is Kṛṣṇa. We want to imitate Kṛṣṇa, but if I…, if we are asked that "You enter into the atom," "That I cannot do." No.
Kṛṣṇa, God, means He is…, can, He can be, become that the greater than the greatest. We can conceive of the greatest, the universe. So, not only this universe, but many millions of universes, they are being created from the holes of…, of His bodily hair. Yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam athāvalambya jīvanti loma-vila-jā jagad-aṇḍa-nāthāḥ (Bs 5.48). That is God. Probably we have got many millions of holes on our body. So God has got, Mahā-Viṣṇu, and from that hole universes are coming out, continually, breathing. Yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam. So you must have what is the conception of God: greater than the greatest, and smaller than the smallest. That is God. He can produce these big, big universes simply by breathing, and again—we do not know how many atoms are there in each universe—He can enter in each atom. Aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayāntara-sthaṁ.
- eko 'py asau racayituṁ jagad-aṇḍa-koṭiṁ
- yac-chaktir asti jagad-aṇḍa-cayā yad-antaḥ
- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
- (Bs. 5.35)
This is the conception of God.
So here the proposal is that we are suffering in this material world. We are simply thinking that "In future we shall be happy if I do like this." But before that future comes, we become finished. This is our position. Not only once, but many times. Still I, you, have opinion. Just like the so-called scientist: millions of years' gap, and then this will be happening, this will be happening. No. These are all nonsense. Then how—your age is fifty or sixty years—how you are conceiving millions of years? Your fifty, sixty years of age will be millions' time finished before you realize the truth. But the so-called scientists, they are thinking, "No. This fifty, sixty years is large extent of, span of life." In that way cannot understand. That is not possible. Ciraṁ vicinvan. If you speculate in this foolish way for ciraṁ, eternally, still you cannot understand. Ciraṁ vicinvan.
- athāpi te deva padāmbuja-dvaya-
- prasāda-leśānugṛhīta eva hi
- jānāti tattvaṁ bhagavan-mahimno
- na cānya eko 'pi ciraṁ vicinvan
- (SB 10.14.29)
Ciraṁ means "eternally." If you speculate to understand God by your teeny brain and limited sense perception, it will be none. To take the prescription of the śāstra, if you want, the first is that you must give up material attachment. Nivṛtta… (aside, indistinct) Material attachment, so long I will be attracted by material things, Kṛṣṇa will give me a relative body. Tathā dehāntara-prāptir (BG 2.13). If we want this temporary material enjoyment, then according to the body there is enjoyment. In the ant's life there is also the same thing: eating, sleeping, sex and defense. And in the Lord Indra's, or the King Indra, the heavenly king, he has all the same propensity—eating, sleeping, mating and defense. So if you go to the moon planet or sun planet or the topmost planets, wherever you go, the four things will follow: eating, sleeping, mating, defense; and birth, death, old age and disease.