Science of the Universes
Science in the Vedic Scriptures – Part 2
The Shape of the Universes and Planets
“This universal egg, or the universe in the shape of an egg, is called the manifestation of material energy..” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.52)
The Sanskrit word ‘Andam’ is used to describe the shape of the universe in the original Srimad-Bhagavatam verses which are all in Sanskrit and written down more than 5000 years ago. ‘Andam’ means egg like.
The Vedic scriptures fully describe the process of creation. To summarize: The universes are coming from Lord Krishna like bubbles and within each universe there are many bubbles (planets). Thus, the universes and planets are like egg shaped.
How Many Universes?
There are unlimited universes, because the real God, Lord Krishna, is omnipotent. He has unlimited power and thus He can create unlimited universes.
“Combining all the different elements, the Supreme Lord created all the universes. Those universes are unlimited in number; there is no possibility of counting them. (Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 20.277)
Lifespan and Age of Universe
The lifespan of the universe is 311.040 trillion years. We have so far passed 155.522 trillion years. This is the age of the universe. We have another 155.518 trillion years to go before the end of the universe and the current cycle. Then a new cycle will begin, creation is cyclic.
“O son of Kunti, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.7)
Millennium in the above verse refers to one cycle, which is 311.040 trillion years. The above verse also states that creation is cyclic.
“The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.8)
“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8)
“Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being – moving or non-moving – that can exist without Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.39)
The above are very strong and very clear statement made by Lord Krishna to show that He is the real God. One will NEVER find statements like the above in any non-Vedic scriptures. This is because only God can make such statements and He does so only in the scriptures of Sanatan-Dharma. In the non-Vedic scriptures, God is created by the compiler and in the Vedic scriptures, God is the compiler.
What Do Other Religions Teach?
The scriptures of other religions do not mention anything about other universes. They don’t go beyond this planet and also, they don’t go beyond a few thousand years of time. Based on the Abrahamic scriptures, everything was created about 6000 years ago. The Islamic Quran very clearly states in several verses that the world is flat (Quran 20:53, 15:19, 50:7, 51:48, 79:30, 88:20, 91:6).
“Who has made earth for you like a bed (spread out).” (Quran 20:53)
Even a child knows that the earth is NOT flat, it is egg shaped, as written down 5000 years ago in the Vedic scriptures.
Based on the Vatican (Christianity), this is the only planet with life. The Vatican is very much afraid of scientists discovering life beyond this planet.
The Abrahamic knowledge is recently created and very limited (just one book), and not eternal and vast like the Vedic knowledge (thousands of books). Although the Abrahamic followers have their arguments and reasoning. Modern people advanced in science and philosophy will clearly see that the Abrahamic knowledge is not very sound nor scientific and thus unacceptable.