As It Is
1. Most confidential
knowledge and realization.
2. King of education.
3. The topmost secret.
4. Perfection of religion.
pavitram idam uttamam
su-sukhaà kartum avyayam
This knowledge is the king of education, the
most secret of all secrets. It is the purest
knowledge, and because it gives direct
perception of the self by realization, it is
the perfection of religion. It is everlasting,
and it is joyfully performed.
What is confidential knowledge?
Confidential or transcendental
knowledge involves understanding the
difference between the soul and the
body. But modern education…..
Soul’s activities in the spiritual kingdom
are the most confidential part of
Pavitram – purest knowledge
This knowledge is the purest form of all
Sinful activities cause of distress or
miseries in one’s life.
Different stages of sinful reactions and
comparison with seed fructifying.
Sinful acts stopped, still suffering.
E.g. Dhrtarashtra loosing 100 sons.
Freedom from all sinful reactions
küöaà béjaà phalonmukham
For those who are engaged in the devotional
service of the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, all sinful reactions, whether
fructified, in the stock, or in the form of a
seed, gradually vanish.
Purifying potency of devotional service
pavitram uttamam, the purest. Uttama means
Devotional activities are never to be
The execution of devotional service is so
perfect that one can perceive the results
The advancement in spiritual life does not
depend on any kind of previous education or
Narada in his previous life – a son of
Serving Bhaktivedantas (great devotees of
Taking their remnants.
Getting taste for hearing and chanting.
prakäçaç ca karmaëy abhyäsät: if one is engaged simply
in the acts of devotional service, everything is
revealed to him automatically. E.g. Madan
Mohan Mallavi visiting SBSST’s ashram.
Association with great souls.
The highest goal of all religion is devotional
service - sa vai puàsäà paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokñaje
Religious people generally do not know that
the highest perfection of religion is the
attainment of devotional service.
One who is in association with great äcäryas,
even if he is not educated or has never
studied the Vedas, can become familiar with
all the knowledge necessary for realization.
Devotional service is performed
joyfully – susukham.
Simply by sitting and hearing one
Then eat Krsna Prasadam
Offering of food – simple – patram
Devotional service is eternally existing –
Raja Vidya raja guhyam
No one can understand the Supreme Personality
of Godhead by executing karma-yoga, jïäna-yoga, añöäìga-
yoga or any other yoga independently.
Without coming to the stage of devotional
service one cannot understand what is the
Personality of Godhead.
Thus the process of devotional service, of Kåñëa
consciousness, is the king of all education and
the king of all confidential knowledge. It is the
purest form of religion, and it can be executed
joyfully without difficulty. Therefore one should