There is no enquiry and no education. Therefore this education has no value. Education means to enquire about the living force which is moving this body. That is education. That is not education. Education is different thing. That is education. So that education is lacking.
Vidyā means education, and rāja means king. So what is the king of education? There are different grades of education. Now, what is the summum bonum, highest, topmost education? This topmost education is Kṛṣṇa consciousness, topmost education. Rāja-vidyā. Real knowledge is: "So what I am." This is real knowledge. Still, he inquired that "What is education?" "What is education?
So if we are not changing our character, then what is the use of advancement of knowledge, education? One should be given knowledge. Unless one comes to the knowledge... So modern education there is no real knowledge. Real knowledge begins in the Bhagavad-gītā. So where is education? There is no education. Real education is different = that one must know his own position and act accordingly.
The opulences are that riches, wealth, and strength and influence and beauty, education, knowledge and is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. [This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. Suppose we work in this material world for some perfection of education or perfection of business. Your education finished, your M.A. degree finished, your bank balance finished, and everything, your
Not secondary knowledge; first-hand knowledge. There are different types of education and learning, but this knowledge which Kṛṣṇa is now imparting Rāja-vidyā means the king of all education. There are education, different types of education, different departmental education, but this is the best of the royal education.
Moghāśā mogha-karmāṇo mogha-jñānā: there is no knowledge. There is no knowledge. Hmm? They do not know what is knowledge. The knowledge means sex life. Sex life. That is their knowledge. Vidyā means education, so this expansion of knowledge means expansion of the influence of māyā. Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: People may argue, though, that without education we can't even read the knowledge that Bhaktivinoda
So just try to understand = in the name of education, how people are placed in ignorance. So where is the education? Here is the beginning of education, real education = what Kṛṣṇa says. knowledge. But the actual education is that we should not identify ourself with this body. That is ignorance. Unless we understand that "I am Brahman; I am spirit soul," there is no advancement of education.
So one has to take his birth in a nice family or in nice nation, good education, good-looking, nice opulence Śruta means knowledge, education. And śrī, and beauty. Janma-aiśvarya-śruta, education. Now they are advanced education. So janma-aiśvarya-śruta, education, and śrī. Most American boys and girls, they are all beautiful. One has to be situated in full knowledge, and full knowledge is...
Meeting at University
The brāhmaṇa class, the kṣatriya class, the vaiśya class and the śūdra class and education should be Of course śūdras were not given any education or they were incapable of receiving education. The students used to go to a brāhmaṇa teacher, live with him, serve him and take education, no money gold ring," his knowledge is perfect. Similarly one may not be perfect but if he accepts knowledge from the perfect then his knowledge is perfect
Education does not mean unnecessarily to become proud. That is material education, rajas tama. Rajas tamo-guṇa. Veda means knowledge, and anta means the ultimate. The ultimate knowledge is to know Kṛṣṇa. This is knowledge. So to begin with knowledge, Kṛṣṇa recommends amānitvam, humility. Therefore this education should be given, how to become humble.
Room Conversation with Carol Cameron
Prabhupāda: Education, if it is not for the benefit of the people, then what is the use of such education That is not education. Education means something which will benefit the mass of people. That is education---to enlighten them to do something better. That is education. Prabhupāda: Education means right knowledge. Right knowledge. Just like everyone wants to live. If you have no knowledge, vague knowledge, not definite knowledge, then why should you try to give knowledge
So Vedic literature means to receive knowledge, authoritative knowledge. Not false knowledge. False knowledge... There is difference between false knowledge and authoritative knowledge. Actually, education begins, that is the Indian system, from five years. Up to five years, the children are not bothered with any kind of education. And actual education begins from tenth year.