750901 - Letter to Bahu Rupa written from Vrndavana
September 1, 1975
Krishna Balaram Mandir, Raman Reti
Vrindaban, U.P. INDIA
Bahu Rupa Das
P.O. Box 4758
Long Beach, Ca. 90804
Dear Bahu Rupa Das:
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 16, 1975 and have noted the contents. How can you prove that Vedic culture did not exist before 5,000 years? Darwin's theory says millions and millions of years in calculation. So how are these millions of years existing?
Mundane archaeologists are mistaken because they say from monkey the human beings have come into existence, but at the present moment both the human being and the monkey are existing. The monkey is not extinct. So these theories are not correct. Nobody has seen a monkey giving birth to a human being. As the monkey and the human being are existing side by side at present, so for millions of years they were existing like this. That is our theory. The modern material archaeology has no meaning for us. Our realization is depending on the spiritual platform. Transmigration of the soul does not depend on history.
There is Vedic literature that gives proof of Lord Parasurama driving out the ksatriyas. We do not take these mundane histories as authority. Regarding the dating of the Srimad-Bhagwatam, the Battle of Kurukshetra took place at the beginning of Kali yuga, and Kali yuga has passed more than 5,000 years. The Bhagavad-gita was also spoken at the beginning of the fight, so we take it as 5,000 years ago. From the Bhagavad-gita we learn it was spoken by the sun god millions of years ago. We take this as authority. If you don't accept my authority, then I don't accept your authority. That is the way of evidence, to accept the Srimad-Bhagawatam and the Vedic literature. The calculation is that the Kali yuga is 432,000 years, out of which we have passed 5,000 years.
I hope that this meets you in good health.
Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami