Darwin Has Taken the Idea of Evolution from this Padma-Purana


by Sri Vrindavan das

Srila Prabhupada propounds the knowledge of the soul’s transmigration through 8,400,000 species, and dismantles Darwinian fiction with unfailing Vedic wisdom.

Srila Prabhupada: By nature the chance is given after many, many evolutionary process. Jalaja nava laksani sthavara laksa vimsati. The evolutionary theory is there in the Padma Purana. It is not Darwin’s theory. Darwin stolen it from Padma Purana, and he presented in a distorted way of his own imagination. Otherwise the Darwin’s theory is not the original. The theory… It is not theory — fact. Jiva-jatisu. It is wandering within the cycle of jiva-jati, different species of life. Tatha dehantara praptih. This is Vedic knowledge, this evolutionary process. It is not Darwin’s theory.

(Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day, Hyderabad, December 10, 1976)

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