Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09, Text 10
By H.G. Chaitanya Charan Das
Many scientifically educated people balk at the mention of miracles such as Krishna’s lifting of Govardhan hill. To them, such things seem blatantly unscientific, even anti-scientific. And as most people like to think of themselves as scientific, they hesitate to accept anything that seems to go against science.
However, miracles, especially those performed by God, are not against science; they are above science. The Bhagavad-gita (09.10) informs that working under the supervision of Krishna, material nature creates and changes things in an orderly manner. This orderly manner is uncovered by science through its discovery of the laws of nature and their practical application in the form of technology. Science studies matter and its working according to laws — this working is a valid and valuable truth to know.
At the same time, its important to know that there are higher realities beyond the laws of nature and the highest such reality is Krishna. For example, by Krishna’s will, the law of gravity governs the normal interactions of matter. And by his will, that law goes into temporary abeyance when he desires to intervene for performing his pastimes.