There are innumerable universes that we cannot see. We can see only one universe, and in one universe there are innumerable planets. Similarly, there are innumerable universes, and in each universe there are innumerable planets. This information we get from Brahma-saṁhitā.
- yasya prabhā prabhavato jagad-aṇḍa-koṭi-
- koṭiṣv aśeṣa-vasudhādi vibhūti-bhinnam
- tad brahma niṣkalam anantam aśeṣa-bhūtaṁ
- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
- (Bs 5.40)
That brahma-jyoti, in that brahma-jyoti there are all these universes and Vaikuṇṭhas. All, they are resting in that brahma-jyoti. Just like in the sun . . . sunshine so many planets are resting, similarly, in the brahma-jyoti, the personal shining of Lord Kṛṣṇa, in that shining which is called brahma-jyoti, all the universes and Vaikuṇṭha planets or universes, they are all resting. And the universes, the material universes are only three fourth in quantity of the Vaikuṇṭha universes. All the universes taken together of this material world, it is only three fourth of the—in comparison to the other Vaikuṇṭha, or spiritual, universes.
Vaikuṇṭha, brahmāṇḍa-gaṇa-śakti-kārya haya. Now, these universes and the brahmāṇḍas, or the Vaikuṇṭhas, they are manifestation of the energy of the Supreme Lord. God is all-pervading. "God is all-pervading" does not mean God has lost His identification. This is the mistake of the impersonalist. "Because God is everywhere, God is all-pervading, therefore there should not be any particular existence of God." This is impersonalism. But this is material thought. They do not study Vedic literature properly.
In the Vedic literature it is said, pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate (Īśo Invocation).
Just like I have several times explained before you that in the spiritual absolute identity, one minus one equal to one and one plus one equal to one. So although innumerable energies are coming out of the supreme body of the Supreme Lord, still He is full. There is no loss of energy. Just like we can . . . we can have some material example: the sun. We do not know for how many millions of years the sunshine and temperature is coming out of the sun planet, but still the sun is the same. There is no loss of temperature.
So if in a material object this is possible, that in spite of distributing heat and light from the sun disc for millions and millions of years, the sun disc is still of the same temperature, there is no loss of temperature—this is a material thing—so why in the spiritual body of the Supreme there will be any loss? But this is the material idea, that "Because God has become all-pervading, therefore He has lost Himself." Why He should lose, I mean lose His identity? This is confirmed in the Vedic literature: pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evavaśiṣyate. If you take from the . . . He is so full that if you take the whole thing from Him, still, He is whole. Pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate.