Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk Conversation, May 2, 1973, Los Angeles — And so far economic question is concerned, the birds, beasts, animals, they have no economic concern. Why you have got? You are less than bird and beast, you have created this economic problem. Harer nama harer nama [Adi 17.21].
Where is the economic question? The small birds, tiny birds, they are solving their economic question, coming (makes sound:), “bup, bup,” finished. They are not stocking, they are not thinking of tomorrow, but are satisfied.
They have got eating, sufficient eating, sufficient sex, sufficient intelligence to defend. As soon as we go, immediately they fly away. That is defense. They know how to defend them. They immediately understand, “They are human beings, stronger. They may do some harm. Let us fly away.”
So these things are everywhere, eating, sleeping, mating and defending. There is no scarcity. Only scarcity is Krishna consciousness. That we have to preach. Theology… Logy means science, is it not?
Svarupa Damodara: Yes.
Prabhupada: Everything, logy means science. So theology is also science. Why they reject theology, “Yes, you are talking…”. What kind of scientist you are? It is a “logy,” it is a science. Why you are giving preference to one “logy” to another?
What kind of scientist you are? Even though I am talking of theology, why should you reject it? In Vedic knowledge, “logy” is the basic… Nyaya-prasthana, sruti-prasthana, smrti-prasthana. These are the three ways of understanding the Absolute Truth.
Svarupa Damodara: Logic and argument?
Prabhupada: Yes. Nyaya-prasthana. Just like Vedanta-sutra, it is logic and argument to approach the Absolute Truth. Athato brahma jijnasa: “Now it is the time for inquiring about Brahman.” This is logic.
Because other animals, they cannot inquire about the Absolute Truth, but human being can, therefore the first proposition is, atha atah, “Now because you have got human form of life, therefore you should now inquire about the Absolute Truth.” This is the beginning.
It is logic. And actually we feel, “Who has created the ocean? Who has created the stars? How it is floating? Whether there are human beings?” So many questions. That should be solved now. And actually they are doing, the scientists.
Scientists means they are also trying to solve so many problems. So that is, human being can be scientist. Not a dog can be scientist. So why not become the supreme scientist to know the Absolute Truth. That is Vedanta-sutra. Athato brahma jijnasa.