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Nothing Happens Accidentally 



Room Conversation-October 14, 1975, Johannesburg
Prabhupāda: Nothing happens accidentally. According to Vedic literature, there is no such word as "accident." The word is adṛṣṭa: There is cause; I cannot see it. Adṛṣṭa. It is not in my vision, but there is cause. There is no question of accident.
Harikeśa:  What about when somebody is born with three arms or eight toes?
Prabhupāda: There is karma, cause, but I cannot ascertain. To me the cause is invisible. Therefore, we take adṛṣṭa. But there is cause.
Harikeśa:  They always reason that because somebody is born like that, that sometimes somebody could be born from an ape like a man.
Prabhupāda:  Huh?
Harikeśa:  Over a very long period of time... Let's say in one ape somebody was born without hair, and then after a long period of time in the same line from that person who was born without hair...
Prabhupāda:  But why the ape does not give birth now?
Harikeśa:  But we have not seen all the apes.
Prabhupāda:  But how do you suggest?
Harikeśa:  It's just a theory.


Prabhupāda:  Then you'll... Then what you have not seen, how you can suggest? What is not in your experience, how you can suggest? Then anyone will suggest any nonsense, and we will have to accept?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  So that is the rascaldom.
Prabhupāda:  That is rascaldom. How you can suggest?
Harikeśa:  Even he says it was just a theory.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  But now, Prabhupāda, they say that they have been to the moon, and we're saying that the moon is so far away. And they have their pictures also to prove it.
Prabhupāda:  Picture you can manufacture here.
Harikeśa:  And they have earth dust as if it came from the moon.
Prabhupāda:  And the other scientist says this kind dust can be had here. So what is the proof they went there? It can be collected here.
Harikeśa:  And their dust does not reflect. They say the moon is reflective, but the dust and the pictures, it was all dark gray. No reflection.
Prabhupāda:  So therefore if I say that they did not go to the moon, how they can support?
Harikeśa:  They cannot prove. They are so clever and sophisticated with their nonsense, they can even make the astronauts believe...
Prabhupāda:  Therefore I asked you to ask them, "Why Sunday first and Monday next?"
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  It's very conceivable that they could have tricked everyone. They simply have a video. They go up in a space ship around. They simply show a film from the space ship back to the earth, how they were practicing in the Arizona desert and they collected some rocks and took it with them. It's very easy.
Prabhupāda: Nothing happens accidentally. According to Vedic literature, there is no such word as "accident." The word is adṛṣṭa: There is cause; I cannot see it. Adṛṣṭa. It is not in my vision, but there is cause. There is no question of accident.
Harikeśa:  What about when somebody is born with three arms or eight toes?
Prabhupāda: There is karma, cause, but I cannot ascertain. To me the cause is invisible. Therefore, we take adṛṣṭa. But there is cause.
Harikeśa:  They always reason that because somebody is born like that, that sometimes somebody could be born from an ape like a man.
Prabhupāda:  Huh?
Harikeśa:  Over a very long period of time... Let's say in one ape somebody was born without hair, and then after a long period of time in the same line from that person who was born without hair...
Prabhupāda:  But why the ape does not give birth now?
Harikeśa:  But we have not seen all the apes.
Prabhupāda:  But how do you suggest?
Harikeśa:  It's just a theory.
Prabhupāda:  Then you'll... Then what you have not seen, how you can suggest? What is not in your experience, how you can suggest? Then anyone will suggest any nonsense, and we will have to accept?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  So that is the rascaldom.
Prabhupāda:  That is rascaldom. How you can suggest?
Harikeśa:  Even he says it was just a theory.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  But now, Prabhupāda, they say that they have been to the moon, and we're saying that the moon is so far away. And they have their pictures also to prove it.
Prabhupāda:  Picture you can manufacture here.
Harikeśa:  And they have earth dust as if it came from the moon.
Prabhupāda:  And the other scientist says this kind dust can be had here. So what is the proof they went there? It can be collected here.
Harikeśa:  And their dust does not reflect. They say the moon is reflective, but the dust and the pictures, it was all dark gray. No reflection.
Prabhupāda:  So therefore if I say that they did not go to the moon, how they can support?
Harikeśa:  They cannot prove. They are so clever and sophisticated with their nonsense, they can even make the astronauts believe...
Prabhupāda:  Therefore I asked you to ask them, "Why Sunday first and Monday next?"
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:  It's very conceivable that they could have tricked everyone. They simply have a video. They go up in a space ship around. They simply show a film from the space ship back to the earth, how they were practicing in the Arizona desert and they collected some rocks and took it with them. It's very easy.


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