Why does the Srimad Bhagavatam say the moon is larger than the sun?

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.10.38, Srila Prabhupada says, “The Sun is supposed to be 93,000,000 miles above the surface of the Earth, and from the SB, we understand that the Moon is 1,600,000 miles above the Sun. Therefore the distance between the Earth and the Moon would be about 95,000,000 miles.”

The Lord is All-pervading

Vedanta Sutra chapter 3, Pada 2: Adhikaraṇa 18: The Lord is All-pervading Viṣaya [thesis or statement]: Now, to show that the object of worship is always nearby, the truth that the Supreme Lord is all-pervading will be described. Otherwise, if the Supreme Lord were not always nearby, then there would not be enthusiasm to love the Lord,…

Frequently asked questions about the Vedic texts

OVERVIEW: What is Veda? How many Vedas are there? What or who is the source of the Vedas or Vedic texts? Are they human works? What is the meaning of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, Itihasa and Purana? How old they are? What is the theme or a summary of the above mentioned texts? What are the…

Dating/Antiquity of Srimad Bhagavatam

The Srimad Bhagavatam. Regarded by many to be the conclusion of Vedic scripture depicting the essence of Krsna and his stories. Throughout history many have wondered about this great work and its origins. The author of this work gives an in-depth analysis through various methods as to why this scripture is regarded as not only sacred but an ancient text.

Mayavadi (Advaita) Philosophy: Roots, Analysis and refutation

OVERVIEW: 1) ROOTS OF MAYAVADA 2) ANALYSIS AND REFUTATION 2.1 Flaws in Pratibimba-vada and Pariccheda-vada 2.2 Further Refutations of Pratibimba-vada and Pariccheda-vada 2.3 Inconsistencies in Advaita Monism 2.4 Shrila Vyasadeva’s Experience Does Not Support Advaita Monism 2.5 The Meaning of Monistic Statements 2.6 Monistic Statements Need Interpretation 3) CONCLUSION 1. Roots of Mayavada The Personality of Godhead Govinda ordered Lord Shiva to…

All Names Are Names of Lord Krishna

From the Govinda Bhasya commentary on Vedanta by Acharya Srila Baldeva Vidyabhushana: Some may quote several passages of the scriptures to identify the Supreme Brahman as someone else than Lord Visnu, or to prove that the creation can have a cause different than Him. Here are some examples: [From Adhikarana 8 of 4th pada of…

षड-दर्शन: छ: परंपरागत वैदिक दर्शनों में से केवल बादरायण व्यास कृत वेदान्त ही त्रुटिरहित है।

परम्परागत भारतीय दर्शन में वैशेषिक, न्याय, सांख्य, योग तथा मीमांसा दर्शनों के अनुयायी अपने-अपने भ्रान्तिमूलक विचार रखते हैं, जिसकी ओर साक्षात् वेद इस स्तुति में इंगित कर रहे हैं। वैशेषिकजन कहते हैं कि इस दृश्य ब्रह्माण्ड की उत्पत्ति परमाणुओं की मूलराशि से हुई (जनिम् असत:)।