Dear Sriman Vrndavan,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
You Wrote: “I will be grateful to you if you could dispel some doubts that local devotees have in comments by your Gurudev (Swami Maharaj) where he says that the diameter of the moon is bigger than that of the sun.”
The first thing to know is that Srila Prabhupada has perfect faith in the authority of our scriptures. If anyone says “Swami Maharaja said… “, one thing or another, it is a challenge to his own position, which is this, “I am simply repeating what Krishna says.” Then, if Krishna, Vyasa, Shukadeva, Mahaprabhu, the goswamis, etc. said something and Srila Prabhupada is repeating it, the real challenge is not to Srila Prabhupada, but to the Vedic authority and disciplic succession he