SB-3.25.04—-“Approach a Proper Guru”——-Bombay, Novm, 1974
653) Whether I know Cognizant means life! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Matter is not cognizant. Life. Janmady asya yatah [SB 1.1.1], cognizant. So these scientists’ theory, modern theory, that life comes from matter, this is wrong. The life comes from life. Because in the Bhagava…, Srimad-Bhagavatam it is explained that janmady asya yatah anvayad itaratas ca arthesu abhijnah [SB 1.1.1]. The identity from whom everything emanates, He’s abhijnah, cognizant. He can understand. So cognizant means life. Not only that. Tene brahma hrda adi-kavaye. He instructed knowledge to Lord Brahma, about Vedic knowledge. So unless one is living entity, how he can impart knowledge? —————