“Sum Total of Reality” (SB 4.21.13)

Alachua - 2000 / (051)

Thompson examines descriptions offered in this Bhagavatam verse of celestial beings formerly visiting the earth “on simple airplanes and space vehicles.” He then analyzes this account by utilizing reference points relevant from within a contemporary context, and then challenges his audience to question if the cosmos, as seen through modern scientific instruments such as the Hubble telescope, represents the sum total of reality. Thompson ponders if the totality of all existence could extend even further than the limitations of standard human sensory perception, and its scientific extensions.