Is Sun only source of light in Universe?

Hare Krishna,

Dandvat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and all Vaishnavas.

In Bhagvat Gita Lord Krishna said in Chapter - 10, Text 21

                      adityanam aham visnur
                      jyotisam ravir amsuman
                      maricir marutam asmi
                      naksatranam aham sasi

The Last Line says "Among Stars I am the moon". In the Gita as it is copy which I have Srila Prabhupada has said in his Purport that According to Vedic Injunction there is only one Sun in whole Universe and rest of the bodies reflect Sun's Light which we call as Stars and moons but as day to day we hear that there are billions of stars like Sun and even many times bigger than Sun and they emit their own light like Sun. Please clear my understanding.

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  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji. Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

    What Bhagavd Gita Says is true. The first lesson for a Vedantic spiritual aspirant is what Veda says is truth without any doubt. Because we get knowledge in Parampara and from the right source. Veda is Apurushya ( not created by human but revealed through divine hand) . Anything propogate by modern science is not ultimate truth, rather relative according to their perception capacity. But Human perception capacity is limited because:

    1. They are illusioned

    2. imperfect senses

    3. commiting mistakes

    4. propensity to cheat

    So with all the four defects a human can't give ultimate knowledge, Hence what science says today regarding the cosmos is assumtion not ultimate truth. Thats why there is theory of uncertainty. New theory comes, old theory proves wrong. How can we accept science? which is itself self-contradicting. Even explaining Big-Bang theory Stephen Hawkins uses term like there might have a chunk of energy, there would have been an explosion, then might have all things scattered. So all this would have been, might be is the prove of the defects. Hence we can't trust them. They may change their Theory tommorow.

    But what Krishna says is all truth, because he is not having these defects stated above. And Guru also confirming. So no Doubt at all

    your aspiring servant

    Hari Bol

    • Hare Krishna Pabhuji, Dandvat Pranam,

      All glories to Srila Prabhupada and All the Vaishnavas.

      As you have mentioned and I also read this earlier that Human beings always have four defects.

      Being a human being I am also affected with these four. I know that My Lord Krishna is source of all the bewilderment in me(actually he is source of everything) so that I ask questions and get replied back by a perfect devotee which is part of a transformation process. I am a neophyte in Krishna Consciousness and thus nowhere near to Devotees like you. Whatever question I ask is in submissive mode not in challenging mode because I don't want to be the greatest sinner and fool by Challenging Guru or Krishna who are perfect in Knowledge and source of All knowledge. Whatever they say becomes Knowledge.Rest is all bogus. The main reason I look for answer is because I feel from within the right but Krishna only removes bewilderment completely when I take shelter of Devotees and this also teaches me the correct way to explain people. This can only be done by getting trained by Devotees like you (athato brahma jijnasa). I am really lucky that you take interest in answering my may be sometimes foolish questions.In future also I look forward towards Devotees like you to guide me. Thanks a lot once again for your mercy.


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      • Volunteer

        Raj Krishna Prabhuji, please do not blame Yourself too much. In the reality the answer becomes nice only when the person who gives the question is eager to hear. In this way thank You for putting Your doubts here and trusting Your heart.


        yes, Sun is alone who gives light and heat to other planets. But in some extent other planets also like Moon have some tiny lights. Because in Bhagavad Gita Krishna says that in the form of Moon light i feed all vegetables and make them juicy and etc.

        Also there are lower heavenly planets where Sun lights does  not reachable or very hardly. So it says there are snakes with heads decorated with diamond crowns and those jeweleries only give light for the whole planet. 

        When there was ruler Hiranyakashipu he took away all the jewels from their heads and they had to suffer in the darkness and when he was killed by Narasimhadev all snakes offered prayers to Krishna thanking Him for giving them back their jewels or something like that.

        Your servant,


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