There are two kinds of knowledge: parā and aparā. All the Vedas and its six parts are aparā vidyā. Only the last portions of the Vedas, the Upaniṣads, are parā-vidyā—spiritual knowledge. Although something has been told in the Upaniṣads, the Upaniṣads don’t give spiritual knowledge to the full extent. They don’t contain descriptions of pure love and affection; kṛṣṇa-prema has not been explained. But this has been explained in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. So, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is parā-vidyā. Everything is complete in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.
October 03, 2000 Mathurā