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Smart Quote of the Day, January 25, 2016

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"Material scientists and politicians are trying to make this place deathless because they have no information of the deathless spiritual nature. This is due to their ignorance of the Vedic literature, which contains full knowledge confirmed by mature transcendental experience."

Today's Smart Quote is from the purport to Mantra Fourteen of Sri Isopanishad:

PURPORT (excerpt):

Material scientists and politicians are trying to make this place deathless because they have no information of the deathless spiritual nature. This is due to their ignorance of the Vedic literature, which contains full knowledge confirmed by mature transcendental experience. Unfortunately, modern man is averse to receiving knowledge from the Vedas, Puranas and other scriptures.

From the Vishnu Purana (6.7.61) we receive the following information:

vishnu-saktih para prokta
kshetrajnakhya tatha para
avidya-karma-samjnanya
tritiya saktir ishyate
[Cc. Madhya 6.154]

Lord Vishnu, the Personality of Godhead, possesses different energies, known as para (superior) and apara (inferior). The living entities belong to the superior energy. The material energy, in which we are presently entangled, is the inferior energy. The material creation is made possible by this energy, which covers the living entities with ignorance (avidya) and induces them to perform fruitive activities. Yet there is another part of the Lord's superior energy that is different from both this material, inferior energy and the living entities. That superior energy constitutes the eternal, deathless abode of the Lord. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita (8.20) . . .