“Greatness of Krishna” (SB 2.9.8)

Alachua - July 7, 1994 / (048)

Lord Brahma, who is described in the Puranas as the celestial engineer of the material cosmos, is also said to experience a single day that would last four billion solar years on a human scale of experience. Thompson suggests that descriptions such as these are practically inconceivable; and yet he goes on to show how Lord Brahma can appear comparatively insignificant when compared to the unlimited expansive qualities attributed to Lord Krsna. Thompson proposes that a variety of scientific and intellectual constructs, such as “higher dimensions” and “time dilation,” can offer helpful tools for considering the extensive time frames and expansive energies described in Puranic literature.