Qualities That Make A Brahmana

Srimad Bhagavatam 07.11.21 - Qualities That Make A Brahmana (download mp3)
Birla House by HH Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 7.11.21
samo damas tapah saucam
santosah ksantir arjavam
jñanam dayacyutatmatvam
satyam ca brahma-laksanam

The symptoms of a brahmana are control of the mind, control of the senses, austerity and penance, cleanliness, satisfaction, forgiveness, simplicity, knowledge, mercy, truthfulness, and complete surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

In the institution of varnasrama-dharma, the symptoms of a brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra, brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha, and sannyasi are all described. The ultimate aim is acyutatmatvam—to think always of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, or Visnu. To make advancement in Krsna consciousness, one has to become a brahmana, with the above-mentioned symptoms.