Knowledge of Scriptures is Transcendental. Knowledge of Books of this World is Material.
You can't escape reality. Learn to accept absolute truth.
If one practices eating prasada, even if there is some little sinful activity involved, one becomes free from the results of sinful acts.
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.10.9,
The human form of life is rare and valuable.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7,
The Supreme intelligence behind all creation is the Absolute Godhead, Sri Krishna.
The elephant may take a very nice bath in the river, but as soon as it comes onto the bank, it throws dirt all over its body. What, then is the value of its bathing? Similarly, many spiritual practitioners chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and at the same time commit many forbidden things, thinking that their chanting will counteract their offenses.
We are simply engaged in temporary castle building which will be relics sooner or later. So are we not wasting our time?
The Lord can be served by any ingredient, even the most common commodity — a flower, a leaf, a fruit or a little water, which are available in any part of the universe and without cost and thus the Lord is served universally by the universal entities.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.36,