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Perfect Questions and Answers
Thus Ramananda Raya and Lord Chaitanya 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 Chaitanya 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 Shri Krishna.
Q: What is the highest fame?
A: The highest fame of a living being is a reputation of being a devotee of Shri Krishna.
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 Krishna 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 Shri Krishna.
Q: Who is most perfectly liberated among all the liberated souls of the universe?
A: One who has transcendental love for Shri Krishna 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 Krishna.
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 Shri Krishna.
Q: Who is to be remembered constantly by the living being?
A: One should always think of the transcendental name, fame, and qualities of Shri Krishna.
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 Krishna.
Q: Where should the living being reside exclusively, leaving all other residential quarters?
A: One should live in Vrindavana, 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 Krishna 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 Krishna.
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.