Vedic Cosmology Seminar 1

ISKCON Philadelphia - July 1, 1986 / (061)

In this first presentation of a three-part lecture series on Vedic cosmology, Thompson explains that the apparent conflict between the Puranic descriptions of Bhu-mandala as a cosmic earth disc, and an allegedly modern concept of the earth as a globe, does not represent a philosophical conflict of East versus West, or modern versus traditional. Thompson argues that since traditional accounts describe both, they clearly refer to different aspects of human perception.