“Life Doesn’t Come from Matter” (SB 2.10.34)

Alachua - September 26, 1994 / (074)

A dominant perspective expressed in modern thought considers the universe to be made of matter, and therefore non-living at its foundation. This view proposes that over time, under specific conditions, life emerges as a by-product of matter. The Bhagavata Purana takes a different posture by describing the essential nature of the cosmic manifestation as “life orientated.” Thompson draws upon experimental evidence credited to the famed biophysicist, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, who pioneered research on the sentient nature of plants.