Prabhupāda: Life begins from water.
Bharadvāja: Life begins from water? How is that?
Prabhupāda: Just like the sea. Sea, and from within the sea an exhibition of life begins in the form of sea animals or fish or similar. Then life develops, evolves. Life . . . sea does not generate life, but in this material world, life begins from water.
Bharadvāja: So we will show this.
Prabhupāda: Kṣīṇe puṇye punar martya-lokaṁ viśanti (BG 9.21), that from higher planets, they fall down with water, and then again, like bubbles, begins from water, life. As the water dries up, then vegetables, and then . . . jalajā nava-lakṣāṇi sthāvarā lakṣa . . . (Padma Purāṇa). Then moving animals and ants, reptiles. In this way, birds, beast, then four-legged animals, then uncivilized man, then civilized man with Vedic knowledge, then God realization. This is the process.
Bharadvāja: Very wonderful, Śrīla Prabhupāda. We have this evolution in our second exhibit. We want to show that in the beginning the Lord was there, and that by His energy the universe is created and all the different elements are evolved by His glance.
Prabhupāda: Yes, everything is generated from His energy. He is original cause of two energies—material and spiritual. Therefore He is the original cause.
Bharadvāja: In the second part we're also showing that the Lord, out of His infinite kindness and mercy, has created the material world so that the living entities can be corrected.
Prabhupāda: Yes. It is a chance to come to understanding.