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					Bhagavad-Gita
   As It Is
      Chapter 9
       Text 2

1. Most confidential
knowledge and realization.
2. King of education.
3. The topmost secret.
4. Perfection of religion.
Text 2
                 räja-vidyä räja-guhyaà
                pavitram idam uttamam
              pratyakñävagamaà dharmyaà
               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
    spiritual knowledge.
Pavitram – purest knowledge
   This knowledge is the purest form of all
    activities.
   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
               aprärabdha-phalaà päpaà
              küöaà béjaà phalonmukham
                 krameëaiva praléyeta
               viñëu-bhakti-ratätmanäm
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
    transcendental.
   Devotional activities are never to be
    considered material.
   The execution of devotional service is so
    perfect that one can perceive the results
    directly.
   The advancement in spiritual life does not
    depend on any kind of previous education or
    qualification.
pratyakñävagamaà dharmyaà
   Narada in his previous life – a son of
    maidservant.
   Serving Bhaktivedantas (great devotees of
    Lord).
   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
    learns;
   Then eat Krsna Prasadam
   Offering of food – simple – patram
    pushpam…
   Devotional service is eternally existing –
    avyayam.
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
    adopt it.

				
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