Dear Sriji Dasi,

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupad.

I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 2 October 2016 and have taken note of the contents.

Seeing that Krsna Ksetra Swami and Aja Govinda Prabhu are working on the Bhagavat Purana in Oxford, you could liaise with them and consult them as well in this regard.

Srila Prabhupad was very strongly advocating scientific preaching and it was for this sole purpose that he established the Bhaktivedanta Institute. In 1977 I was there, in on a discussion with Bhakti Swarup Damodara Maharaja. Srila Prabhupad was ready to spend $10 000 per month on a scientific preaching tour going all around. He was ready to spend any amount that was required to make this possible as it would increase the prestige of our movement. He encouraged devotees to take up this scientific basis of Krishna consciousness – Krsna is the Supreme scientist and life comes from life. To promote the talk against evolution.

So if this is the basis of your thesis for your PhD, then this would be in pursuance of Srila Prabhupad’s vision while giving references from Vedic literature and scriptures like the Srimad Bhagavatam. This is how we expose the myth and establish the reality that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Your well wisher,
Lokanath Swami