The next stage from Brahmana is Vaisnava. So what our temples are are factories for producing and training Brahmanas. What is a Brahmana? Brahmana means that he is thinking – especially a vaisnava – if someone is para duhkha duhkhi, he is considering how to help this mislead society, how to help the people who are suffering in illusion to regain their natural position as devotees of Krishna. Even other people, they may remain in their position as laborers, but the Brahmanas, they’re there to train them up how to lead their life. Just like Gargamuni, he’s going to tell Nanda Maharaja so many things.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 28th May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA