"Knowledge is superior to meditation." "It is due to knowledge that the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda, the Atharva Veda, history, the Puranas, grammar, funeral rites, mathematics, astrology, horology, debating, ethics, grammar, prosody, astronomy, singing, dancing, the earth, the wind, the sky, the water, energy, the gods, men, animals, birds, herbs, trees, insects, good deeds, evil deeds, truth, untruth, the beautiful and the ugly can be comprehended. Worship knowledge. He who worships knowledge as the Brahman, attains the best of the worlds. He can go wherever he wants."