First Class Men
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The human society, by the will of God there are four classes of men. The first-class is the brahmana; [the learned and pious teachers and spiritual leaders of society] the second-class, the ksatriya; [the military and administrators] the third-class, the vaisyas; [the farmers and merchants] and all others, fourth-class, sudras; [the laborers]. So at the present moment, practically there is no brahmana, no ksatriya, no vaisya, only sudras, fourth-class men. So you cannot expect any happiness guided by the fourth-class men. That is not possible. Therefore throughout the whole world there is chaotic condition. Nobody is happy. So this is essential that the human society must be divided into four divisions. The brahmana class means the first-class ideal men, so that by the seeing their character, their behavior, others will try to follow. Yad yad acarati sresthah. So this Krsna consciousness movement means we are trying to create some first-class men. This is Krsna consciousness, this movement. So therefore we have got these rules and regulation: no illicit sex, no meat-eating, no intoxication, no gambling. This is the preliminary qualification of a first-class man. So we are trying our bit to make some men ideal first-class men.
[Srila Prabhupada Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam , Melbourne, May 19, 1975]