Author: ISKCON Bangalore
Mona Lisa is one of the best paintings, the world of art has ever witnessed. Do you think that this painting was made by mixing different colors in a bucket and pouring it on the canvas? Look at the beautiful creation around you. Tall mountains, serene rivers, beautiful sky, dazzling stars, scenic landscapes – all elements of unlimited splendor and beauty; are they created just by one blast millions of years ago or by chance? A logical man would never think like that. He would consider an intelligent brain behind the beautiful creation. Just like Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo-da-Vinci, this beautiful creation is a work of the Supreme Lord.
Symmetry in Creation
Everything we see in nature has a perfect symmetry and a perfect logical science behind it. Consider the structural and functional unit of matter – the atom. It is composed of a nucleus which has got protons and neutrons and the nucleus is orbited by electrons. The electrons are held to the nucleus by electromagnetic force and the protons and neutrons are held within the nucleus by nuclear force. And the number of protons determines the nature of metal. And if protons and neutrons are separated, an enormous amount of energy is released which is capable of destroying a city itself. Atom is so minute that it is not visible to our eyes. However it consists of energy which can destroy a huge city. When one studies this model, one can be left wondrous about the perfection and the symmetry in it. Such perfection is not possible to happen just by chance.
The symmetry of creation and its regulative actions and reactions suggests the plan of an intelligent brain behind them, and by genuine inquiry one may find out the ultimate cause with the help of one who knows them factually.
Life Comes From Life
Scientists believe that life begins from dull matter, a combination of chemicals. In the creation we see that birds beget birds, tiger begets tiger, and humans give birth to humans only. It is a common visible phenomenon in the creation. But where is the proof to show that life comes from dull matter like chemicals. Can a scientist produce life given the same chemicals? From unconscious dead matter, life is not produced. It is the element of consciousness that combines the chemical and produces life. This element of consciousness is called soul. And when soul departs from the body, death occurs. The spirit soul comes from the Supreme Life and that life is God or Krishna. Krishna mentions in Bhagavad-gita:
With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe. (Bhagavad-gita 10.42)
Just because scientists cannot perceive the soul, doesn\'t mean that it does not exist. It does exist. Just like one cannot see air, one can only feel it. In the same way soul can be felt through consciousness which is spread all over the body.
The Original Cause
A blind man may not believe in the existence of the sun, but there is sun nevertheless. Similarly there is God and He is the cause of the creation and origin of everything that exists. Everything in creation we see has a cause. Our human brain is very tiny to understand the vastness of the creation by research. Neither have we time to conduct such a vast research as our lives are very short. Hence the scriptures (ancient texts) which are given to us by God or Krishna Himself contain all information required to know about the original cause. Although Krishna is the cause of all causes, He is not caused by anything. In the creation when we examine the cause of anything, we find that cause leads to another cause and this cause and effect goes on and on. That is the difference between God and His creation. God is the cause of all causes but He Himself has no cause. This makes God, the supremely independent person.
If we wish to understand God, we must find that person from whom everything emanates, by whom everything is maintained, into whom everything is merged to rest at the end, who is the controller of everything that exists and is not controlled by anyone. That is Krishna. He is the supreme controller, we are controlled every moment. We are controlled by our senses; we are controlled by material nature\'s law of birth, death, old age and disease. Can anyone deny this fact? Who can claim that I am not controlled by anyone and I am free always?
Why Do We Deny the Existence of God?
Srimad-Bhagavatam emphasizes rejection on all the cheating processes in the name of religion and establishes the clear terms for a true religion.
Such truth uproots the threefold misery. This beautiful Bhagavatam, compiled by the great sage Sri Vyasadeva, is sufficient in itself for God realization. As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, he becomes attached to the Supreme Lord. (Bhagavatam 1.1.2)
What generally is tagged to the name of religion is not a spiritual culture at all but it is an advancement of dharma (religiosity), artha (economic development), kama (sense gratification) and moksha (liberation). People do pious activities to advance in economic development. By economic development they enjoy themselves. But when they fail to become happy and satisfied by such sense gratification, they seek liberation. This advancement is based on the satisfaction of an individual and not God. People want God to be their order supplier and offer them few prayers as payment. This kind of religion is just a business and is not based on love. We often come across people who deny the very existence of God just because God did not carry out their orders. These people turn out to be hard core atheists. This is cheating. One should not make God as His order supplier. Instead one should serve God\'s instructions and satisfy God faithfully. When one understands this basic truth, he will understand that God exists and He is the cause of all causes.
About the Author
This author of the article belongs to ISKCON Bangalore Religious Temple. ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society with the objective of propagating Krishna Consciousness all over the world, as explained by Srila Prabhupada, whose teachings are based on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. The society was registered in the year 1978 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. Donations are accepted in order to uphold this mission of Srila Prabhupada.