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6. The Ultimate Knowledge
on jñāna [cultivation of knowledge], are being given the pride of place by noted savants?” Śrīla combined in the word Vedānta are veda and anta. Veda means “knowledge,” and anta means “goal” or ”end .” So Vedānta means “the end of all knowledge, or veda.” Now, in the Bhagavad-gītā Lord Kṛṣṇa says end of knowledge. And if we take shelter of the Māyāvādī Vedantists, the bluffers, then we cannot knowledge are also rascals. They are willingly being cheated. Let the Māyāvādī Vedantists and their
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Śrīla Prabhupāda: Once again, Vedānta means “the ultimate knowledge.” And what is that knowledge many births, one who is actually in knowledge at last surrenders unto Me.” So unless one surrenders to Kṛṣṇa, there is no jñāna, no knowledge.
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Therefore the Māyāvādī Vedantists are all nonsense – they have no knowledge at all. The subject matter of ultimate knowledge, Vedānta, is Kṛṣṇa, God. So if one does not know who God is, who Kṛṣṇa is , and if one does not surrender to Him, then where is the question of knowledge? But if a rascal claims that “I am a man of knowledge,” what can be done?
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understands that Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, is everything, then that is knowledge. But such a mahātmā is very rare.” Before coming to this understanding, one has no knowledge. His so-called understanding is the ultimate knowledge. But if you do not understand Kṛṣṇa, then where is your knowledge? Half-way knowledge is not knowledge. It must be complete knowledge.
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Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, are you saying that the Māyāvādīs have no knowledge at all?
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That complete knowledge is possible, as it is said in the Bhagavad-gītā, bahūnāṁ janmanām ante – after many births. Those who are striving to acquire knowledge – after many, many births, when actually by the grace of God and by the grace of a devotee they come to knowledge, then such persons agree
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two words combined in the word Vedānta are veda and anta. Veda means “knowledge,” and anta means “goal” or ”end.” So Vedānta means “the end of all knowledge, or veda.” Now, in the Bhagavad-gītā Lord
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on jñāna [cultivation of knowledge], are being given the pride of place by noted savants?”
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Those who approach the Māyāvādī Vedantists for knowledge are also rascals. They are willingly being
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Vedānta, the end of knowledge. And if we take shelter of the Māyāvādī Vedantists, the bluffers
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-sūtra nicely on account of a lack of education, he personally wrote a commentary on the Vedānta
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people. And because people are not educated, they’re accepting these rascals as Vedantists. Really