Just like the father chastises the unruly boy, so the father, Kṛṣṇa, or God, has employed this material nature, nurse. She is nursing also. She is giving us very nice foodstuff, at the same time giving good slap. Both things are going on. Because we are all rich man's son. We are not poor man's son, poor man's son. No. So we are getting all supply of food. That is all right. God is kind. Even we are rebelled, even we do not surrender unto Him, still, He is so kind, He is sending us grains, He is sending us fruits, so many things. And duṣkṛtina, instead of so many things for foodstuff, he is still doing impious acts for his eating, which is not sanctioned. So these things are going on.
So these kinds of people who are fool number one, impious, lowest of the mankind, and whose knowledge has been exploited by this illusory energy and who is atheistic, these people, they do not go to God. Now why mūḍha? Mūḍha means fool number one. Just like I explained that he is being kicked in every step—still, he is thinking that "Oh, I am very intelligent." This is a sign of fool number one. And narādhama. Why narādhama, lowest of the mankind? Oh, because this human form of life is meant for recognizing our relationship with Kṛṣṇa, or God. This is an opportunity. In the life of cat and dog, oh, they cannot come here to understand what is spoken in the Bhagavad-gītā. Even they come, they cannot understand. First of all they will not come. But human being, it is made for human being.
So if human being does not take advantage of this knowledge, any knowledge that will help him to revoke his forgotten relationship with the supreme father . . . that is called knowledge. So here is the book, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is personally speaking. So if we do not take advantage of this knowledge, simply like cats and dogs we eat, sleep, and have sexual intercourse with the opposite sex, and die without taking advantage of the higher consciousness, developed consciousness, which have been given to us by the grace of Lord through the material energy . . . we have got intelligence, but if we misuse this intelligence, do not take advantage, then are we not the lowest of the mankind?
So lowest of the mankind. Who does not take full advantage of this human form of life, he's the lowest of mankind. He should not have given this form of human life and developed consciousness, because he is misusing it. But Lord is so kind, gives us chance. Gives us chance.
The material nature, although it is very powerful and it is punishing, but here is a chance by the will of God, "All right, let these living entities, who are suffering under different covers of this material body in 8,400,000 species of life, now here he has got a chance, the human form of life, after many evolutionary process, many, many thousands and millions. Here is a chance." If you do not understand that, "Here is a chance to get me free out of this entanglement," if you don't take this chance, are you not the lowest of the mankind?
So the lowest of the mankind, the fool, the impious. Now, you can say: "Oh, they are all degree holders at the university, M.A., Ph.D., D.A.C., and you are calling him the fool?" Yes, still. "Why?" Māyayāpahṛta-jñānaḥ: by the illusory energy of the Lord, all their knowledge has been taken away. Why? Now, because the knowledge is meant for to understand what is, "What I am? What is this nature? What is God? Why I am suffering? Is there any remedy?" These are knowledge. And the more knowledge to manufacture a motorcar, to manufacture a radio, or television, and something for sense enjoyment, this is not knowledge. This is the plundered knowledge.