Prabhupāda: . . . quantity He stocked. pūrṇasya:
- pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ
- pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate.
- (Īśo Invocation)
Because water is necessity. Very, very much necessary. So water we require. So God has stocked water more than we require, because it is gradually drying up. Yes. Gradually the whole, whole water will be dried up, and there will be no water. And in that situation all living beings will die. Then the sunshine will be more, by heating, the temperature will increase, and then everything will be burned into ashes. Then again there will be water, torrents of water, so whole thing will be water only.
Pralaya-payodhi jale dhṛtavān asi vedam. There will be only water. This is the process of creation and dissolution. So, and now the water is being dried up. So there will be no water, and everything will be burned into ashes. Then there will be water. Again from water everything will come out again.
Śyāmasundara: So the animals, land animals come out of the water first. First, first there are water species, water animals . . .?
Prabhupāda: No, no, first is Kṛṣṇa.
Śyāmasundara: That, yeah. I mean the first . . .
Prabhupāda: These are the different processes. First is sky creation. Then air. From air, fire. From fire, water. From water, land. This is process of creation. Water, we require so much for creating these flowers. We require water. To keep a garden green you will spray water.
So water is so much necessary to grow food grains. Therefore water is the most, to take bath. Water is very much necessary. Therefore water is similar, a large quantity stock, and it is drying up. Is it not? Water is not drying up, gradually?
Devotee (2): Huh, I’ve been told, by people who claim to know . . .
Prabhupāda: Now I have been also . . .
Devotee (2): . . . that as much water as we have now, that we, as we always had. But then again they haven’t been here a long time, and they won’t be here in the future.
Prabhupāda: No, that is the process. We will find a beach, the sand means water has dried up. There was water. Otherwise, wherefrom the sand comes?
Devotee (2): Many, many hundreds of miles back from the California coast they find fish skeletons.
Prabhupāda: Yes, there was water. That is a fact. In the mountains, they find a skeleton. That means everything was covered with water.
(pause) And water comes from electricity.
Śyāmasundara: Ah. From where?
Prabhupāda: Electricity. You have heard, in the cloud there is electricity.
Prabhupāda: Then cloud rains.
Śyāmasundara: Yeah. That's right.
Prabhupāda: And the electricity is generated by friction, air. Air.
Śyāmasundara: Cold air, hot air makes friction.
Prabhupāda: And then that friction, air. Air is generated from the sky. From the sky, ether.
Prabhupāda: And sky is created by sound. Śabda-brahma. That sound was God's sound. Let there be creation, that sound, immediately sky created. That is God's potency. He creates the sky by His words, sky will be sky.