This is brahmacari life. So therefore the first training is given, to become austere, tolerate, how to tolerate, how to call other women as “mother.” He is learning from the beginning, a small child. He is trained up to call any woman, even of his own age, not “sister,” — “mother.” This is the training. Matrvat para-daresu. This is education. Matrvat para-daresu. This is education… Canakya Pandita, the great politician, has given the definition of a learned scholar. Who is learned scholar? He has given the definition. What is this? Matrvat para-daresu. To see every woman except his wife as mother. This is education. This is education, perfection of education, when you can see all women except your wife as mother. This is education. Matrvat para-daresu para-dravyesu lostravat. And others’ property? Just like garbage in the street. Nobody is interested in the garbage. You throw. That is education. And atmavat sarva-bhutesu. And thinking all living entities as your own self. If you feel pains and pleasure by something, you could not afflict the pains to others. If your throat is cut, if your head is cut, you feel so much pain, how you can cut the head of another animal? This is education. Samah sarvesu-bhutesu. This is education, three things. This is the test of education.
yah pasyati sa panditah
Where is? Where is that pandita? There is no such thing now.
“Society Friendship and Love”
73/07/21 London, Bhagavad-gita 1.26, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada