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Thus Ramananda Raya and Lord Caitanya separated from one another in the morning and in the evening they met again. The meeting took place in a secluded area and the talks began in the same manner of question and answer, with Lord Caitanya questioning and Ramananda answering.

Q: What is the essence of learning in the field of educational activities?

A: There is no superior quality of learning than the knowledge pursued in regard to devotional service to Sri Krsna.

Q: What is the highest fame?

A: The highest fame of a living being is a reputation of being a devotee of Sri Krsna.

Q: What is the most valuable possession of life among all the assets of the world?

A: One who has transcendental love for Radha and Krsna is to be considered the richest person in the world.

Q: What is the most grievous type of sorrow among all the sorrows and distresses of life?

A: There is no greater type of sorrow than the unhappiness created by separation from devotees of Sri Krsna.

Q: Who is most perfectly liberated among all the liberated souls of the universe?

A: One who has transcendental love for Sri Krsna is the greatest of all liberated souls.

Q: What is the best song that a person can sing?

A: The essence of all songs is the singing of the transcendental glories of Radha and Krsna.

Q: What is the highest benefit of life that a person can seek?

A: There is no greater gain in life than the association of devotees engaged in the service of Sri Krsna.

Q: Who is to be remembered constantly by the living being?

A: One should always think of the transcendental name, fame, and qualities of Sri Krsna.

Q: What should the living being meditate on?

A: The most perfect type of meditation is to meditate upon the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.

Q: Where should the living being reside exclusively, leaving all other residential quarters?

A: One should live in Vrndavana, where the transcendental pastimes of rasa-lila are perpetually performed.

Q: What should the living entity hear about, leaving aside all other topics?

A: The reciprocal loving pastimes of Radha and Krsna are the only subject matter for aural reception by the living entity.

Q: What is the most worshipable object among all those to be worshiped?

A: The topmost worshipable object is the combined names of Radha and Krsna.

Q: Where do persons go who aspire after liberation or sense enjoyment respectively?

A: The first person attains a body that is immovable (such as a stone or mountain), and the other attains a celestial body. (According to Gautama Buddha, liberation means to become like a stone, without any sense perception. That is the culmination of Buddhist philosophy.)

The above questions and answers contain the essence of all transcendental knowledge confirmed in the authoritative scriptures.

[Excerpted from the Bhaktivedanta VedaBase 2011.1]

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