1. Rascal, characterless degree-holders

    Animal civilization. This is not civilization. No tapasya, no brahmacariTapo divyam [SB 5.5.1]. And tapasya begins from brahmacari. Tapasa brahmacaryena samena [SB 6.1.13], to control. Brahmacari guru-grhe vasan dantah [SB 7.12.1]. How to control senses, that is the beginning of life. Not A-B-C-D learning and maybe your character may be less than an animal’s, and you have got a degree of the university; you become a learned man. No. That is not accepted. Even from moral instruction, who is educated, that is described by Canakya Pandita:

    matrvat para-daresu
    para-dravyesu lostravat
    atmavat sarva-bhutesu
    yah pasyati sa panditah

    Here is pandita. That is learned man. Panditah sama-darsinahVidya-vinaya-sampanne brahmane gavi [Bg. 5.18]. He is a learned man. Not this degree-holder. A degree-holder, he has no tapasya, he has no character, and his knowledge is called mayayapahrta-jnana. Although he has learned so many things, but maya has taken away his knowledge. He’s a rascal. He’s an animal.

    Srila Prabhupada — July 1, 1976, New Vrindavan