Looks round to me?
Finally the ISKCON Mayapura TOVP agrees to show this earth planet a global round sphere.
The recent emails passed on from Anantadvip prabhu from the TOVP confirms the TOVP will explain our Earth planet as a global round sphere and supported by the GBC. The TOVP chandelier is going to display where we live according to Bhagavatam, on the southern coast of the flat plane of Jambudvipa.
They will show the Earth as a global sphere in an exhibit, demonstrating the seasons, night & day as a stationary geo-centric model.
Writers who send their ''flat earth'' nonsense articles to the Sampradaya Sun are telling devotees lies that this planet is flat and is rejected by the TOVP and the GBC. The TOVP now clearly says earth is a global sphere like Danavir Maharaj, Sadaputa dasa and Svarupa Damodara Maharaj have also said, our earth planet is a round globe or sphere.
Sadaputa dasa Ph.D the great inspiration behind the TOVP project explains the shape of this earth planet as a round global sphere -
''Although the Bhagavatam doesn’t explicitly describe the Earth as a globe, it does so indirectly.
For example, it points out that night prevails diametrically opposite to a point where it is day. Likewise, the sun sets at a point opposite where it rises.
Therefore, the Bhagavatam does not present ''the NAIVE view'' that the Earth is flat''.
What does Srila Prabhupada the founding Acharya of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness ISKCON say, our primary source of bona fide sastric knowledge, say about the form of the earth:
Just Like a Ball
Srila Prabhupada - "Just like here, in this planet, when you go up, you see it is ball, but in this ball there are so many controlling deities here also''. New York, March 9, 1966)
Our earth planet is a global round sphere
Srila Prabhupada - "All the planets are egg shaped, ''round just like egg''.Therefore they are called anda, jagad-aṇḍa, brahmanda. (Lecture, Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 13.8-12, Bombay, September 30, 1973)
Bhu-mandala—the “earth mandala”—is a disk 500 million yojanas in diameter or 4 billion miles in size.
This large ''earth mandala'' is NOT the small earth round global sphere we live on.
Srimad Bhagavatam describes Bhu-mandala as 4 billion miles in size, our Earth global sphere is nowhere near that size and is NOT Bhu-mandala.
''In the Bhagavatam, Bhu-mandala—the “earth mandala”—is a disk 500 million yojanas in diameter or 4 billion miles in size.
Clearly this great ''earth mandala'' that is nearly 4 billion mile in size and holds with it the 14 planetary systems is NOT the small earth global round sphere we live on.
Ramesvara dasa Robert Grant who over saw all of Prabhupada's wonderful Books while they were being translated explains -
"Srila Prabhupada, the source of absolute knowledge incarnate, directed in detail the art paintings for his books with great concern that they be authentic and not otherwise ruin his mission of delivering the Absolute Truth in book form.
He had the artists paint Lord Varaha lifting the earth as a globe, not as flat.
He could have directed the artists either way. That should be good enough for any true Prabhupada-anuga". Your aspiring servant, Ramesvara dasa
[PADA: Good job Ramesvara das! Next step, you have to get the TVOP people to display that our acharyas are not debauchees. Lets get these things sorted out over there! What difference does it make what the structure of the universe is, if we are teaching the mass of people that God's messiahs and guru successors are skirt chasing fools, sexual predators, pornography addicts, drug addicts, machine gun swamis, drunkards and criminals? ys pd]