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The journey of self-discovery 1
Śrīla Prabhupāda: We don’t say that this scientific knowledge is useless. Mechanics, electronics  – this is also knowledge. But different departments of knowledge differ in their comparative departments of knowledge, but the central point is ātma-jñāna – self-knowledge, the knowledge of the soul.
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Experimental knowledge is always imperfect, because one experiments with imperfect senses . Therefore, scientific knowledge must be imperfect. Our source of knowledge is different. We do not depend on experimental knowledge.
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knowledge and detachment. Knowledge does not mean “Now we have discovered this atomic bomb.” That is not knowledge. What knowledge is that? People are already dying, and you have discovered something that will accelerate death. But we are giving knowledge to stop death. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness ; that is knowledge. Jñāna-vairāgya-yuktayā. And as soon as you get this knowledge, automatically you
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Dr. Benford: Well, scientific knowledge is a different class of knowledge.
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Dr. Benford: Why is knowledge of myself better than knowledge of a plant?
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: “When one understands that Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, is everything, one is in knowledge.” Before that, there is no knowledge. It is simply misunderstanding. Brahmeti paramātmeti bhagavān iti śabdyate. One may not understand Kṛṣṇa, where is your knowledge? Halfway knowledge is no knowledge. We want complete knowledge, and that complete knowledge is possible by the grace of Kṛṣṇa, through Bhagavad-gītā.
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knowledge. But that is not knowledge; there are many other evidences.
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janmanām ante jñānavān māṁ prapadyate. “After many, many births, he who is actually in knowledge ” is all nonsense. The impersonalists are passing themselves off as jñānīs, but they have no knowledge at all. Vedānta means “the ultimate knowledge.” So the subject matter of ultimate knowledge is Kṛṣṇa, God. If one does not know who God is, who Kṛṣṇa is, then where is one’s knowledge? But if a rascal claims, “I am a man of knowledge,” then what can be done?
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, Śrīla Prabhupāda declares, “We don’t say that this scientific knowledge is useless. Mechanics , electronics – this is also knowledge … but the central point is ātma-jñāna – self-knowledge, knowledge of the soul.”
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of knowledge is different. You are an experimenter with imperfect senses. I have taken knowledge from the perfect person, who has seen everything, who knows everything. Therefore, my knowledge is perfect.
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knowledge, who do not accept knowledge thus received from higher authorities – they can’t have any perfect knowledge, no matter what research work they carry out with their blunt senses. So whatever they say, we take it as imperfect.
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says “chance,” it means his knowledge is imperfect. A man says “chance” when he cannot explain. It is evasive. So the conclusion is that he is without perfect knowledge and therefore unfit for giving any knowledge. He is cheating, that’s all.