Knowledge means to understand something. How this tape recorder is manufactured, if we get some knowledge, technical knowledge, that is not knowledge. That is a, of course, to have some our occupation executed. That knowledge is temporary knowledge. But real knowledge is . . . this is real knowledge. The real knowledge is that when one understands convincingly that "I am part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa." Kṛṣṇa, or God. When we say Kṛṣṇa, you should understand the Supreme Lord, the Absolute Truth. Kṛṣṇa is the technical word which is meant for indicating the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the whole, the whole pleasure, the whole attraction. These are the meaning of "Kṛṣṇa."
So we are all part and parcel of the supreme pleasure, and our pleasure . . . just like my hand. This is my hand. Now, this my hand can take pleasure when it is attached with my body. My hand can take pleasure when it serves my body. It does not take pleasure by serving your body.
(aside) This is . . . (indistinct) . . . sit here.
So therefore, because I am part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa, my pleasure, my happiness, is dependent by serving Kṛṣṇa, just like my senses are satisfied when they are used for my purpose, not for your purpose. This is the whole, I mean to say, philosophy. I cannot be satisfied by serving you. I can be satisfied by serving me. So that me, I do not know. That is Kṛṣṇa. That is Kṛṣṇa.
So when we begin to serve Kṛṣṇa . . . because we are part and parcel. Always remember, the part and parcel we are. Mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ (BG 15.7). In the Fifteenth Chapter you'll find, "All these living entities, they are My eternal part and parcel. Now they are detached. Now they are detached. By material contact, they are detached." So we have to . . . the whole process is that we have to attach again. Now we are detached. Now we have to attach again. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
That Kṛṣṇa consciousness is within you, because you are originally, eternally the part and parcel of the Supreme. Artificially, I am trying to forget it. I am trying to live independently. That is not possible. We are not independent. If we want to live independently, that means we voluntarily become dependent on the influence of material nature. That's all.
Actually, we are not independent. If I think I am independent of Kṛṣṇa, then I am dependent on the influence of material nature. Just like, if I think that I am independent of government regulation, then I become dependent of the police force. My dependence is neither in this way or that way. I'll see? So that is our mistaken. Everyone is trying to be . . . become independent. That is called māyā. That is called māyā, or illusion. Nobody can be independent. Individually, community-wise, society-wise or nation-wise—you can extend even universal-wise—nobody can be independent. We are dependent. And this is called knowledge. When you come to the sense that, "I am dependent; I am not independent," this is called knowledge.