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Smart Quote of the Day, August 23, 2015

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"Although it is by our energy that this body is produced, we do not know how our veins are created or how our bones are created. And because we do not know, we are not God. But Krishna knows."

Today's Smart Quote is from the A Second Chance, Chapter Two, in the section entitled, "The Absolute Truth Full of Knowledge."

What are the characteristics of the original source? The Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.1) says, janmady asya yato 'nvayad itaratas carthesv abhijnah svarat: The original source of everything must be supremely cognizant of everything, both directly and indirectly. He is the supreme spirit, and He knows everything because He is perfect.

We are also spirit--spiritual sparks--and as soon as a spiritual spark takes shelter in the womb of a mother, it develops a body. That means that the spiritual spark is the source of the body and all its mechanisms. Although it is by our energy that this body is produced, we do not know how our veins are created or how our bones are created. And because we do not know, we are not God. But Krishna knows. This is the characteristic of the Absolute Truth: He knows everything. Krishna confirms this in the Bhagavad-gita (7.26): "I know everything that has happened in the past, everything that is happening now, and everything that will happen in the future."