1. The Vedas are for civilized, responsible people

    A civilized human being is very much responsible life. The chance is given to get out of this cycle of birth and death. Therefore, for civilized human being, these Vedas, these scriptures, are made for them, not for the rascals and fools, those who are in the lower stage of life — only for the civilized.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on SB 6.1.39-40 — Surat, December 21, 1970