GL-Transcendental television—- 18 Oct., 1968, Seatle.
407) Whether I know what the perfectional stage is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————-You cannot say that dog has no life, the cow has no life. How can you say that there is no life? That is lack of your knowledge. What is the symptom of life? You will find the symptom of life is there in human being, in ant also. How you can say that small creatures, lower animals have no life? That is lack of your knowledge. Even trees, plants, they have got life. So perfect knowledge required. So love of Godhead on the basis of perfect knowledge is real love of God. Otherwise it is fanaticism. So the fanatics, they may fight. That is not love of Godhead. (pause) Of course, it is very difficult to come to that stage, but one should try. That is Krishna consciousness. We are all students. We are trying. But there are degrees also. Just like in an educational institution there is tenth class, eighth class, fifth class, sixth class. And with the yoga, it is just like a staircase or a lift. So there are different stages of perfection. The highest perfection is who is always thinking of Krishna. That is yoginäm api sarvesäm mad-gatenäntarätmanä sraddhävän bhajate… [Bg. 6.47]. The highest perfectional is Krishna, thinking always Krishna, and Rädhäräni. That is the highest perfectional stage. He has no other business: simply thinking of Krishna. ——————-