“Layout of the Universe” (SB 3.29.42)

Alachua - January 28, 1998 / (040)

Thompson presents an overview of the cosmic models described in Puranic accounts. He follows this with several intriguing interpretations, concluding that the organic approach of traditional Eastern culture appears to be in sharp contrast with the reductionism and determinism presently influential in Western thought. To help illustrate the complexity of these apparently conflicting perspectives, Thompson challenges his audience to reconcile the idiosyncrasies intrinsic to an individual, with the regularity of natural law.