Prabhupāda: Upaniṣad is the beginning of parā-vidyā.
Dr. Patel: That's right, sir. He said that "What you have learned? Let me know what you have learned. Then I will teach you further on."
Dr. Patel: And they said that we have...
Prabhupāda: To know what is your position, whether still you are foolish or you have become intelligent. That is...
Dr. Patel: If he had not become intelligent, he would not have gone there.
Prabhupāda: That has to be... Then...
Dr. Patel: That means he had become intelligent.
Prabhupāda: That is all right. That is all right. He has gone to the.... That is pious. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, catur-vidhā bhajante māṁ sukṛtinaḥ (BG 7.16). Anyone who goes to Kṛṣṇa or guru for asking, he is pious. He is not miscreant. Duṣkṛtina. He is not duṣkṛtina. He is pious. Maybe he is in the lower position, but he is pious. That is described. And one who does not go either to Kṛṣṇa or His representative, he is duṣkṛtina, narādhama. This is the difference. One man is suffering from some disease. If he has gone to the physician, he is intelligent. And one who says, "Ha, what is this? I don't care for that," he's a rascal. That's all.
Dr. Patel: He must come to me. (laughs)
Prabhupāda: Yes. Anyone who accepts that "I must be treated," he is intelligent.
Dr. Patel: Yes, sir, but parā-vidyā is meant for the body, aparā-vidyā, I mean to say. Parā-vidyā is meant for the soul.
Dr. Patel: So soul and body has got to live together. So there is a necessity of aparā-vidyā also to keep your body going.
Prabhupāda: No, no. Parā-vidyā does not mean to reject the body.
Dr. Patel: Sir, there is a necessity of aparā-vidyā.