Can any religious scriptures explain whether the universe is finite or infinite?
The ancient Hindu texts offer valuable in insight into this question.
Hi, Oztinato, can you provide some excerpts for my understanding?
There is only limited number of words here. I recommend reading the Bhagavad Gita re Krishnas explanation.
Can you quote a verse from The Gita? Also, what is your own personal opinion about the subject?
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