Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 09, Chapter 18, Text 12-14

Text-12-14

SB 9.18.12-14

yair idam tapasa srstam
 mukham pumsah parasya ye
dharyate yair iha jyotih
 sivah panthah pradarsitah
 
yan vandanty upatisthante
 loka-nathah suresvarah
bhagavan api visvatma
 pavanah sri-niketanah
 
vayam tatrapi bhrgavah
 sisyo ’sya nah pitasurah
asmad-dharyam dhrtavati
 sudro vedam ivasati
 
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada: 
 
We are among the qualified brahmanas, who are accepted as the face of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The brahmanas have created the entire universe by their austerity, and they always keep the Absolute Truth within the core of their hearts. They have directed the path of good fortune, the path of Vedic civilization, and because they are the only worshipable objects within this world, they are offered prayers and worshiped even by the great demigods, the directors of the various planets, and even by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul, the supreme purifier, the husband of the goddess of fortune. And we are even more respectable because we are in the dynasty of Bhrgu. Yet although this woman’s father, being among the demons, is our disciple, she has put on my dress, exactly like a sudra taking charge of Vedic knowledge.