Even one is illiterate, even he does not know what is A-B-C-D, he can realize God, provided he engages himself in this submissive transcendental loving service. And one may be very learned, high scholar, but he cannot realize God. God is not subjected to any material condition. He is supreme spirit.
Similarly, the process of realizing God is also not subjected to any material condition. It is not that because you are poor man, oh, you cannot realize God. Or because you are very rich man, therefore you shall realize God. No. Because you are uneducated, therefore you cannot realize God—no, that is not. Because you are highly educated, therefore you can realize God—no, that is not. He's unconditional, apratihatā. Sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmaḥ (SB 1.2.6).
In the Bhāgavata it is said that is first-class religious principle. Bhāgavata does not mention that this Hindu religion is first class or Christian religion is first class or Muhammadan religion is first class or any other religion. We have created so much, so many religions. But Bhāgavata says that religious principle is first class. Which one?
Sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje (SB 1.2.6): that religion which helps you to advance your devotional service and love of Godhead. That's all. That is the definition of first-class religion. We do not analyze that, "This religion is first class, that religion is last class."
Of course, according to, as I have told you, that there are three qualities in the material world. So according to the quality, the religious conception is also created. But the purpose of religion is to understand God and to learn how to love God. That is the purpose. Any religious system, if it teaches you how to love God, then it is first class. Otherwise it is useless.
You may prosecute your religious principles very rigidly and very nicely, but your love of God is nil, your love of matter is simply enhancing, ah, that is no religion. According to Bhāgavata verdict: sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje (SB 1.2.6). Apratihatā. Ahaituky apratihatā: that religious system has no cause. And without any impediment. If you can reach such system of religious principle, then we'll find that you are happy in all respect. Otherwise there is no possibility.
Sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje (SB 1.2.6). Adhokṣaje. God's another name is Adhokṣaja. Adhokṣaja means that conquers all materialistic attempt to see God. Adhokṣaja. Akṣaja means experimental knowledge. You cannot understand God by experimental knowledge. No. You have to learn in a different way. That means by submissive aural reception and rendering transcendental loving service. Then you can understand God.
So any religious principle which teaches and helps you to develop your love of Godhead without any cause. "I love God because He supplies me very nice things for my sense gratification," that is not love. Ahaituki. Without any . . . (indistinct) . . . "God is great. God is my father. It is my duty to love Him." That's all.
No exchange, "Oh, God gives me daily bread, therefore I love God." No. Daily bread God gives even to the animals, cats and dogs. That is . . . God is father of everyone. He supplies food to everyone. So that is not love. Love is without reason, "Even God does not supply me daily bread, I'll love God." That is love. That is love.