Questions On... Knowledge
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- A lot of them are very young people coming into the movement. Do you think they really understand what they're going into when they join the Krsna movement?
- A priori we are not born with knowledge of what is right?
- And that mental process, if you are working, is it a wrong mental process?
- And what is the upasana you will be prescribing for those people who want to achieve jnana?
- Anything other than this (in Bhagavad-gita it is said, etat jnanam: This is knowledge, and all other things, they are not knowledge) is ignorance?
- Are we giving the knowledge (of material science)?
- Are you saying that this (Vedic) knowledge has appeared in many forms? Does it appear also in, let's say, Christianity, in Muslim, Mohammedanism?
- As far as I can operate within my practicality, there are no purple men. I've never seen one; no one has ever seen purple men. So isn't this logical?
- As we develop our experience, our life progresses, then we develop truth because we see that this idea works in my experience, so then it becomes true. Is this not the process?
- As you, yourself have said: What is talking? What is lies?
- Because we do not know what sin is, wouldn't whatever the authority said be purely an idea to us?
- But does it depend on knowledge? I mean, the final judgement that you make (then you must know what is distinction between Brahman, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān, if you are serious student)?
- But doesn't Krsna know if I will do it (misuse my independence)?
- But even accepting that the soul is the living force, they may say that "Well, we're living in this material world and we have to deal with matter, so what is the importance of all this knowledge?"
- But how so many things are working under the laws...?
- But there are some very intelligent men who are not spiritually enlightened, perhaps even men who understand that they are not, or the body is not all, the body is dead and there is something else. Why aren't these men spiritually aware?
- But would you think of a young man as wise man? Isn't it normal that a young man is working his way towards wisdom?
- But young men don't tend to be wise, do they (so at the early age, up to twenty-five, he's trained up. If he can, he can continue as brahmacari. He directly can take sannyasa)?
- Can intelligence be created in an unintelligent person?
- Can you have perfect knowledge?
- Can you not say that this knowledge is an atma-vidya, that we are trying to come to the knowledge of the atman (this is our main business, that is, jivasya tattva-jijnasa, to inquire about the Absolute Truth)?
- Could you explain what you meant by knowledge? What? Spiritual knowledge or...?
- Do you differentiate, as you would do, it's only a matter of attempting to comprehend the differences of things, the difference between thinking and feeling as rational functions?
- Do you know that? Do you know that for a fact? How do you know this is not illusion? How do you know that? Do we know anything for sure (this is cotton. This is cotton. Everyone knows. But if I give you a lump)?
- Do you receive some knowledge directly from Krsna?
- Does Krsna know ahead of time that a soul is going to be foolish and fall?
- Does that mean they have no knowledge about leaves (Vedic scripture was there. They did not read. That's all)?
- Dog is barking, but does he possess discriminative knowledge?
- Don't you think this kind of reasoning (if there is a man, he must have a father) is a deductive logic rather than inductive?
- During the time when the living entity is transferred from one body to another, is he always fully conscious of the subtle facts?
- During this transformation, are we still ignorant? During this transformation from body to body.
- He said one thing is to understand theoretically the knowledge, and the other is to practice it. What is the method for...?
- He said, "In others words (if you don't follow, then you are not spiritualist; you are fool), is all humanity a fool then?"
- He says there must be some higher knowledge that you know that can actually liberate people. He is looking for that. He wants to know what is that
- He says you must have in your teachings some higher knowledge which will permit everyone to do away with this nationalism, to do away with this false ego, and this pride. What is that knowledge?
- He was asking how do we know what Krsna dictates, by what authority. How do we know how we can serve Krsna?
- He's (God) not omniscient?
- He's asking if this religion is a matter of reason or is it a matter of feeling?
- Her question is... Suppose someone has some faith in life after death, and he also may be an intelligent man by material standards. Why isn't he automatically...?
- How can I know with my inferior brain who has the best brain (we want to see who has got the best brain, who has got the best opulence, who has got the best beauty, who has got the best knowledge, who has got the best friend)?
- How can one cut down his limited knowledge if he's habituated to material life?
- How can one inquire of you how to know Krsna? What is the process? How does one inquire of the spiritual master?
- How can we become intelligent or independent? In a money-orientated world?
- How can we get this perfect knowledge and how can we practice it if we're like prisoners?
- How can we know that somebody is perfect?
- How can we understand the guru?
- How come that if in this age of Kali people in general are less intelligent, in this particular age they've received the fullest revelation of knowledge? Why not in the Satya-yuga?
- How could I know the unknown within the known?
- How do I come to know that Krsna is satisfied?
- How do I know that I am thinking properly?… I must know what I am meant for… That's what my question is, how does one know?
- How do I know who is a perfect person?
- How do I know who is perfect?
- How do we know of the spiritual abodes since once going there no one returns?
- How do we know that the animals don't know all of these great truths?
- How do we know that we're going to have a body in the next life?
- How do we know when God is pleased?
- How do we know which one of the meanings is used in this verse?
- How do we know, then, what is the real fact (when everyone gives his own opinion)?
- How do you know if you have satisfied God?
- How do you know that you know? May I ask this (we have to find out, we have to find out who can give the perfect knowledge)?
- How do you know there's a soul?
- How does one find out that this act is pleasing Krsna or not?
- How does one get to know the true spirit?
- How does one know when he has the understanding of the Bhagavad-gita?
- How does that happen, when he becomes over-intelligent?
- How does transcendental knowledge burn to ashes the reactions of sinful...
- How is that (over-intelligent by so-called education)?
- How one can know that given source of supposed spiritual truth is an actual truth? Is there any technique how one can get to it?
- How one can know that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead?
- How should we know that he (the guru) knows about Krsna?
- How the simpler faith of a real Christian, that is not so advanced in knowledge of the Supreme Person, differs in ecstasy or the end result of God-consciousness?
- How To attain that knowledge then?
- How to identify a true learned man?
- How to know it (what Krsna wants)?
- I am asking the question whether dog knows that he is dog. Cow knows that she is cow?... Have they got the intelligence to know?
- I see. Then how to understand it (the difficulty is you do not understand even a line of Bhagavad-gita. Still, you say that you are student of Bhagavad-gita. This is difficulty)?
- If Krsna knows already what you're going to do in the future, then what is the question of your independence?
- If Krsna knows past, present and future, then where is the question of our independence? In other words, He knows already what we're going to desire?
- If one comes to value, existential value of a thing, through deduction... Is it possible or not only through intuition, through direct intuition of the reality of the whole?
- If one has accepted a bona fide spiritual master and he did not receive much knowledge from him, can he change his spiritual master at later...?
- If the disciple is in ignorance before, how does he know which master to choose, because he doesn't have the knowledge to make a wise selection?
- If there is question or not understanding in the course of a class, if the proper answer cannot be given, if one sincerely approaches you within the heart, then you will give understanding?
- If you are unable to receive knowledge from a higher authority, could you still somehow have this knowledge inside? So one could understand about Krsna perhaps if he was unable to receive from outside?
- If you know who is God, accept it (you have to accept Krsna)?
- If you're rich, were you saying, if you're rich, you get knowledge, you get knowledge easier because you're rich?
- In knowledge also we are individual (either you are in ignorance or in knowledge, both cases you are individual)?
- In Krsna consciousness isn't knowledge rather than faith the basis for action?
- In other words, that my ancestors had left impressions in my brain from the time of my birth, how to react according to their experiences. Is this true, that there is a collective experience which is passed on?
- In the course of your lecture this morning, you quoted that verse from the Tenth Chapter, dadami buddhi-yogam tam. When that knowledge comes, the devotee is qualified by some degree of advancement?
- In the Upanisads, as you know, there are many cases in which the brahmanas had to go to the ksatriyas for knowledge. You remember?
- Is any knowledge other than ultimate knowledge of the Supreme of any value at all? Is this material knowledge of any value?
- Is it not necessary today for each person to have knowledge of the dharma. He's got to have the capacity to act?
- Is it possible for one to know how many lifetimes it takes to reach spiritual perfection?
- Is it possible for us to know the source of Krsna?
- Is knowing the end of seeking?
- Is knowledge sufficient to cause peace, or we must find out some matter first some way?
- Is religion a practical knowledge?
- Is that buddhi (dadami buddhi-yogam tam), that intelligence manifested in some way, in his service, or in his thinking?
- Is there a difference in the quality of service between a person who is, just accepts outright Krsna, service to Krsna, and one who wants to scrutinize and inquire more and more about it?
- Is there a way of knowing that the body you inhabited before was of a inferior quality than the one you're inhabiting now, or...?
- Is there any direct line of division between that which you would call knowledge and that what you call religion?
- Is there any such thing as innate knowledge?
- Is this immediate, the reception of perfect knowledge?
- Is this your last body? If so, how do you know?
- Isn't that the same thing as jnana-yoga (wiping away all understanding and knowledge and beginning from the objects themselves, and reducing from those things, the essence of those things, to the truth)?
- Isn't the fact that we say that one should give up the cultivation of knowledge in conflict with the first six chapters of Gita which deal with cultivation of knowledge?
- It is a question of eyes and knowing, sir? So, sir, how do we prepare eyes to see (Krsna)?
- It is knowledge, that we don't have the knowledge, or enlightenment that in that watermelon there is something which is worth, or it is only that we don't want to do it, or we don't want to take the trouble?
- Kavi means the one who knows present, past and future. Is it not?
- Krsna knows everything in the past and everything in the future, so can we say it is predestined?
- Krsna knows everything we're thinking and He knows exactly when each of us will give up the material body, does that mean that everything is predestined?
- Merely knowing won't do also (if we spoil this life, living like cats and dogs, then we are missing the opportunity. This is the opportunity to understand Krsna, God)?
- My position you mean in relation to Krsna or in relation to the world (you do not know anything. That is your position. You must know what is your position. Then your duty)?
- My question has to do with karma-yoga in the outer world, for instance, in New York City. From what I understand, your disciples do not pursue the professions. Is that correct?
- My question is, Prabhupada, that yes, maybe through speculation we can get knowledge, some knowledge
- Prabhupada, how can we know what type of service Krsna...?
- Prabhupada, in one purport in the Bhagavad-gita, you write that a disciple of a bona fide spiritual master is supposed to know everything... But how could he know...? What does that mean, "everything"?
- Prabhupada, one more question before we break for prasadam. That is, why do we practice bhakti-yoga instead of jnana-yoga?
- Presently you do not receive information directly from Krsna. It comes through the succession from the books?
- Sabda-brahman... One of the sources of knowledge or the only one?
- Scientists, they have their mental process, but what is our process to understand this knowledge?
- She wants to know how we know this (that the hellish worlds, are different planets)?
- Since no one knows the Lord, how is it possible for the people to know how they are controlled?
- So in other words that means the pure devotees can be omniscient?
- So the activities of the lazy intelligent are jnana-vijnana?
- So the jnanis are very rare though, aren't they?
- So there are a lot of these people who do that, false knowledge?
- So therefore, from that point of view (of authority), it's very logical. Trying to do it the other way is impossible. From the... emprical process? Inductive reasoning? Deductive reasoning. Impossible
- So this experimental knowledge should be strictly kept in the scientific realm. You know, discussion...? Because you asked me before to write on...?
- So we say that brahma-jijnasa is a standard. Is that okay?
- So why don't we remember everything?
- Someone can know what the life force is going to do in the future, how it will manifest itself in the future?
- Sometimes in our practical dealings we have to make a decision and there is no possibility to refer to our authority. Shall we then try to understand what Krsna wants us to do?
- Sometimes there's a question that I'm asked, that we say we're imperfect so we have to receive perfect knowledge, but they say if you're always imperfect, then how can you know that it's perfect, what you're hearing?
- Srila Prabhupada, does Krsna know that He's sitting in everyone's heart?
- Srila Prabhupada, even if there is a life after death, I don't know what it's going to be like, so why should I worry about it now?
- Suffering sharpens the intelligence?
- Suppose he (if somebody says, "Man dies," it is perfect knowledge) is reincarnated?
- Suppose I am the first man on the planet, there has never existed any other house, then I get an idea to build a house, does that idea precede the substance?
- Suppose this yogi, he has not got full knowledge, he does not know of Krsna, and therefore he is meditating on Paramatma, and he attains Vaikuntha. Is it possible that because he hadn't got full knowledge...?
- Teach us what is the actually ultimate object of life, peace or knowledge?
- Tell me that knowledge by which I know everything, according to that..., that boy? In Upanisad?
- That description of Brahma receiving knowledge through the heart, is that at the beginning of every day, or is that just at the beginning of the creation of the universe?
- That isn't possible to understand... (simply understanding green is not complete study of the leaf. The main questions are why it is green?)?
- That man's logic is so tiny, pea brain, and God's logic is so great, so how can actually man discuss the logic of God?
- The jnani is also seeker?
- The karmi and the jnani are both within the material world. Is the jnani considered more elevated than the karmi?
- The rational way is the virtuous way. The virtuous way is the way of intellectual insight. There is a suggestion of sense control but no bhakti. So is it possible to obtain happiness simply by controlling the senses by the mind?
- The real knowledge is taken away by ignorance?
- The thing that worries me is that how do people begin to understand that their basic principle might be wrong?
- The vision of the eyes is imperfect. We have to see by intelligence, from the authority... Then one may ask, "Well, how do I recognize that this is the bona fide authority?"
- Then how will I know what to follow?
- Then they will say, "How do we know?"
- There are many that tell about knowledge for being good, but how do you really know? Is it just a feeling?
- There will be no brain to understand God?
- Therefore Krsna recognizes by giving knowledge of Himself?
- They don't see how they can have faith if they have no knowledge of God. And they argue, "Well, I don't know God. So how can I have faith in Him?"
- They have no brain for understanding Krsna. That only comes from milk?
- They must know how to drive it (the car). That is knowledge. Why do you say no?
- They say if it's advancement of knowledge, if they are advanced, why do they have to die? The animals are dying, and they're accepting that, and the human beings also die. But why does he have to die if he's advanced in knowledge?
- They say it is impossible for any man to know what will happen to him after death. It is not possible, so why think about it?
- This way, if I understand what is personal and impersonal?
- To know what kind of body I am going to accept next will allow me to continue to improve... beyond... the normal sixty-five or seventy years that I might live in what I imagine to be this body?
- Trying to understand in my own way?
- We can understand all of your instructions simply by reading your books?
- Well, how do you see the person? By understanding?
- What about jnana-yogis?
- What about something that cannot be tangibly seen, like a mathematical calculation or an equation?
- What about the busy intelligent? How does he behave?
- What if I don't know, I haven't understood? What if I think I have understood but I have actually not?
- What is being foolish?
- What is that process (analytical process), Srila Prabhupada?
- What is that standard of research?
- What is the difference between jnanam and vijnanam?
- What is the difference between the jiva and soul? Is it good to learn the differences and understand the depth of these things?
- What is the distinction between jnana and vijnana?
- What is the position of one who has such theoretical knowledge (to know that he is not this body, he is different from body) but doesn't apply it?
- What is the qualification for understanding?
- What kind of a capacity is knowledge? Does that depend on the previous body of the soul?
- What kind of test do we apply to phenomena to see what is the cause?
- What would be the mechanism or process to get this perfect knowledge and to purify our senses?
- When a living entity becomes pure, purified, he is called sac-cid-ananda, he has perfect knowledge. And Krsna is also sac-cid-ananda. Is that knowledge the same?
- When they say there is no God, sometimes we say, "How do you know?"
- Where does your perfect knowledge come from and how do you recognize it?
- Why do so many humans, Srila Prabhupada, they do not use their propensity to ask the questions?
- Why don't they (scientists) search for real knowledge?
- Why is it necessary for man to have to discover the origin of everything?
- Why they don't approach a spiritual master for religious knowledge? Why do they think they can do it by themselves?
- Will we know Krsna as well by thinking always how can we spread this Krsna consciousness? ... As much as if you study thoroughly the Vedas?
- Without perfect knowledge, can I not teach some things?
- Would you say, for instance, someone who is less intelligent or more intelligent than I am is in a different species?
- Would you think of a young man as wise man? Isn't it normal that a young man is working his way towards wisdom?
- You speak of knowing the creator. Jesus Christ said that "No man comes to the father" - and I always understood by this he speaks of the creator - "but by me." What do you think of Jesus Christ?
- You were saying that all the scientists are fools and rascals but they may challenge, "How has your knowledge benefited you?"