The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 9.
The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.
2218) Whether I know what knowledge and ignorance are! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————- This is taught by Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Gopi-bhartur pada-kamalayoh däsa-däsänudäsah [Cc. Madhya 13.80]. He, Caitanya Mahäprabhu, says, “I am not a brähmana. I am not a südra. I am not a brahmacäri. I am not a sannyäsi.” In this way… Because we identify with the varnäsrama-dharma: “I am brähmana,” “I am sannyäsi,” “I am brahmacäri,” “I am grhastha,” “I am ksatriya.” These are our designations. But when we become designation-free, then “I am not brähmana, I am not brahmacäri, I am not this, I am not that. I am simply pure servant of Krsna.” This is knowledge. Our otherwise, anything we identify, that is ignorance. This is knowledge. ———————-