Oct 03, 2017 INDIA (SUN)
Prabhupada: Oh. [break] Krsna dasa, some scientists say that there is no life in the other planets, and some scientists said there may be. So who is correct?
Paramahamsa: Well, didn't the Yamadutas… You stated in your lecture yesterday that the Yamadutas said that what is truth is what is in the Vedas. So I assume from the Vedic knowledge that there is life on other planets. Logically speaking also.
Prabhupada: Yes. How can you say there is no life?
Paramahamsa: But the scientists are saying, though, that the nearest star to our… You know, they consider the sun a star. And that the nearest star to ours is four light years away. Which means that it's… They do not believe that there's life in this entire solar system, in the planets nearest us, the moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Jupiter. They assume it's either too cold…
Prabhupada: No, we say in the sun there is life. Otherwise how Krsna says, imam vivasvate yogam proktavan aham avyayam [Bg. 4.1]. "I spoke this Bhagavad-gita science to the sun-god." So? Sun-god is dead stone, and Krsna spoke to him?
Bahulasva: They're very convinced, though, that they went to the moon, the scientists.
Devotee (3): I was going to ask you, Prabhupada, is that the moon planet that we see, is that the same moon planet that's mentioned in the sastras? The same planet?
Prabhupada: Yes, same one. But the moon planet where they went, that is a dark planet. That is not moon planet.
(Morning Walk, July 21, 1975, San Francisco)