Spiritual Knowledge - an essential subject
By chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, the reservoir of misunderstanding will be cleared and then one can receive the spiritual knowledge. Without cleansing the heart it is very difficult to understand and receive spiritual knowledge. All these reformatory measures—brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha—they are the cleansing method. Bhakti is also a cleansing method, vidhi-bhakti. The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is the gradual process to make one a qualified brāhmaṇa. When one becomes a brāhmaṇa, then he knows Brahman. Then he makes spiritual progress. Therefore, without becoming a brāhmaṇa nobody can make spiritual progress. That is the door of spiritual knowledge.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Spiritual Knowledge category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Spiritual knowledge is the main topic of the Vedas, but to help the human being's spiritual pursuit of knowledge, the other information, as above mentioned, forms necessary branches of the Vedic knowledge. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.12.38)|
|Spiritual knowledge means fully understanding the Absolute Truth in three features—impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the all-powerful Supreme Personality of Godhead. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.103)|
|The ācārya in the true sense of the term, who is authorized to deliver Kṛṣṇa, enriches the disciple with full spiritual knowledge and thus awakens him to the activities of devotional service. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.47)|
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.