Raja-Vidya: The King of Knowledge is a collection of transcribed lectures by Srila Prabhupada on the ninth chapter of the Bhagavad-gita.
In that section of the Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna why He is revealing divine knowledge to him; because Arjuna is free from envy. Srila Prabhupada points out that we can also understand the Bhagavad-gita to the degree we don't resent God's greatness. By knowing God as the source of everything, we can know everything else we need to know; we are spirit and not matter. Loving God is the ultimate goal of life. If we think we are everything, we will envy God, and the Bhagavad-gita won't make sense to us. The King of Knowledge suggests practical ways to enhance our self-knowledge and understanding of the Supreme Person. The result of such knowledge is freedom from the anxieties of this temporary, ever-changing world.
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.
Contents: Rāja-vidyā: The King of Knowledge, Knowledge Beyond Saṁsāra, Knowledge of Kṛṣṇa's Energies, Knowledge by Way of the Mahātmās-Great Souls, Paramparā: Knowledge Through Disciplic Succession, Knowledge of Kṛṣṇa's Appearances and Activities, Knowledge as Faith in Guru and Surrender to Kṛṣṇa, Action in Knowledge of Kṛṣṇa, GLOSSARY, Index.
Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Format: Hard Cover, 5.25" x 7.75"
Pages: 127 with 10 Color Plates in 14 Pages
ISBN : 978-1-60293-009-4 9781602930094 0-912776-40-4 0912776404
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 72-84845
Shipping Weight: 350 grams