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Reporter: Do you think this knowledge should be a part of everyone’s education?
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Śrīla Prabhupāda: For perfect knowledge we have to approach a superior person, a guru. One may try false guru, our knowledge is false. But if our guru is perfect, our knowledge is perfect. We accept Kṛṣṇa as our guru. If He is perfect in knowledge, our knowledge is also perfect. As far as we’re concerned, we do not have to be perfect in ourselves, but if we receive knowledge from the perfect, our knowledge is perfect. We cannot say that we understand that there are nine hundred thousand species of
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On the other hand, one who has received the transcendental knowledge by aural reception from the be enlightened with the revealed knowledge of the Vedas. But this knowledge is permanently sealed
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father, but unless he knows who his father is, his knowledge is imperfect. And that education in the science of God is lacking. will not endure unless it is backed up with scientific knowledge of God. One may know that he has a Śrīla Prabhupāda: But where is the education about God? To trust is very good, but simple trust
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knowledge of what happens after death, one dies like an animal. The animal does not know that he is going to have another body; he has no such knowledge. on what happens after death. Thus we have the most defective education, because without this
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Prof. Kotovsky: That is quite understandable hygienic knowledge.
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Speculative knowledge of God will lead us nowhere. If a boy wants to know who his father is, the of perfect knowledge. Of course, one may speculate about one’s father, wondering if this is the man my father?” The knowledge derived from such a process, however, will always remain imperfect. One will never find his father in this way. The simple process is to take the knowledge from an authority knowledge is perfect. Transcendental knowledge is similar. I was just previously speaking of a spiritual
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This jñāna-yajñena … yajanto mām is the perfection of knowledge, as stated in the Bhagavad-gītā [7.19]:
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Dr. Singh: So there is an ascending process of gaining knowledge and a descending process?
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Dr. Singh: We have to take knowledge from the supreme knower.
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A person is attractive not only because of his beauty, but also because of his knowledge. A scientist or philosopher may be attractive because of his knowledge, but what knowledge is more sublime than that given by Kṛṣṇa in the Bhagavad-gītā? There is no comparison in the world to such knowledge
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The culture of vidyā, or transcendental knowledge, is essential for the human being, otherwise the . Materialistic existence means the pursuit or culture of sense gratification, and this kind of knowledge of in such knowledge cannot learn any lesson from the laws of nature, and they do the same things over repeatedly, being enamored of the beauty of illusory things. Vidyā, or factual knowledge, on the