Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, one day, he was on the morning walk and looked up and said, “There’s so many Krishna bahir-mukhas, Krishna forgetful people on the moon planet. We have to go there and preach to them. Bring them back to Krishna consciousness.” According to the Vedas, there are inhabitants on all the planets, but they don’t all live on the same vibrational level, the same consciousness level. They all live on different levels. That’s why one planet, they may be subtle beings, on another level altogether. And on one planet, there may be earthly beings, but on a different… completely situation. Just like on this planet, you dig in the earth, you find there are worms. You’ll find all kinds of things. You’ll find the plants are not breathing oxygen; they’re breathing carbon dioxide. You’ll find so many different things going on, even on this planet. You know, whether it’s the water, or the earth, or the air, everywhere you’ll find some form of living entity. So there’s a verse saying that living entities are everywhere, including in the fire, including in the other… all the different planets there are different living entities, even above the Earth, in outer space, there are different subtle levels, with different type of like… well here, we might call it ghost or something but, there are different type of creatures. Not… not necessarily ghosts, but other subtle beings on all the different levels, subtle or gross, whatever. But there are living entities everywhere.
So, on the Moon planet, it’s actually, that’s considered to be a higher spiritual level, or material level rather than the… than the Earth planet. The Sun is considered higher other… even other planets are considered lower, but uh, in terms of their basic developing of consciousness, this Earth… this Earth planet is considered in the middle. So we eventually want to preach in all those kinds of planets, wherever there are people that could be Krishna conscious.
So far Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati expressed about going to the Moon planet, there’s every chance that already the preaching has begun on other planets, but that we don’t have the evidence yet, which planet they went to, if they stayed in this universe might be preaching, but Prabhupada said in the Caitanya-Caritamrta that this movement has to spread all over this planet, then all over the universe.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1983, 20th, December, SB Class, Orleans @ USA