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immediately replied that the highest standard of education is knowledge of the science of Kṛṣṇa. The education is knowledge of the science of Kṛṣṇa. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (4.29.49) states: “That work which pleases the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the highest work, and that science or knowledge which places one in full Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the highest knowledge.” Similarly, Prahlāda Mahārāja, while everything to Him constitute the highest spiritual knowledge.
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Although many types of philosophers and transcendentalists believe that one who lacks knowledge cannot be liberated from material entanglement, there is no possibility that knowledge without devotional service can award liberation. In other words, when jñāna, or the cultivation of knowledge, leads
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can be attained is explained in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. There is theoretical knowledge and specific or realized knowledge, and perfect realized knowledge is attained when one realizes the teachings received from the spiritual master.
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that Kṛṣṇa imparted knowledge into the heart of Brahmā, the first created being within the universe . Brahmā imparted those lessons to his disciple Nārada, and Nārada imparted that knowledge to his disciple Vyāsadeva. Vyāsadeva imparted it to Madhvācārya, and from Madhvācārya the knowledge came down to
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. Impersonalism cannot possibly represent eternity, bliss and knowledge. Being situated in imperfect knowledge of liberation, the Māyāvādīs decry the eternity, knowledge and bliss of the devotees as materialism effects of devotional service. The word jugglery they use in an attempt to amalgamate knowledge, the
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Out of sheer misunderstanding, some transcendentalists think that knowledge and renunciation are knowledge and the renunciation of fruitive activities may be necessary for understanding one’s spiritual devotional service. The results of knowledge and fruitive activities are liberation and material sense the results of knowledge and fruitive activities can be situated in devotional service. Since a have to make a special effort to acquire the good qualities which result from cultivating knowledge and performing fruitive activities.
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, however, that the Lord takes a spiritual master because He is in want of knowledge. He is simply stressing the importance of accepting the disciplic succession. The knowledge of that disciplic succession actually comes from the Lord Himself, and if the knowledge descends unbroken, it is perfect. Although we may not be in touch with the original personality who first imparted the knowledge, we may receive the same knowledge through this process of transmission. In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is stated that
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spiritual energy is distributed as eternity, knowledge and bliss. In His blissful identity can be found identity He is the supreme knowledge. Indeed, the word kṛṣṇa indicates that supreme knowledge. In other words, the Supreme Personality, Kṛṣṇa, is the reservoir of all knowledge, all pleasure and all eternity. The supreme knowledge of Kṛṣṇa is exhibited in three different energies – internal, marginal
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up that path and engages in the cultivation of knowledge or in speculation, he will simply undergo a husk of wheat cannot get grain, one who engages simply in speculative knowledge cannot achieve the
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this most confidential knowledge for your benefit. Just become always mindful of Me, become My you be sure to achieve My abode. Because you are My very dear friend, I hereby disclose to you this most confidential knowledge.”
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devotional service and the soul liberated by the cultivation of knowledge. The liberated soul in , whereas those who engage in dry speculation and simply cultivate knowledge without devotion fall
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. Mundane attempts at academic knowledge are simply another type of foolishness. As long as one cannot person who is in perfect knowledge of the Vedānta becomes a servitor of the Supreme Lord, who is to the service of the limited, he cannot have knowledge of the Vedānta.