What Is The Duty Of A Brahmacārī? by Srila Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Thākura
A brahmacārī is outside of family life. On seeing the householders’ distress, brahmacārīs must remain cautious. Otherwise, he may wonder who will cook for him, and maintain him, and such fears force him to enter family life. He thus thinks that independently he will somehow manage and live his life happily, with little distress. Such ideas lead people into troublesome situations, which they later regret.
Our perfection and indeed prime necessity is to attain the Lord’s service. There is no greater priority than this. Devotional service will give us complete peace and happiness, and fulfill life’s ultimate goal. If we remain aloof from the Lord’s service simply to seek separate personal happiness, we will only find distress in the end. So, join Krishna’s family! Leave Maya’s family! Try to become a spiritual ervant and forget about being a master.
— Amṛta Vāṇī: Nectar of Instructions of Immortality: Srila Bhaktisiddhānta
Sarasvatī Thākura. Published by Ishvara Das, Touchstone Media.