Srimad Bahagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 9

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 9

iti te bhagavad-yacnam
srnvanto ‘pi na susruvuh
ksudrasa bhuri-karmano
balisa vrddha-maninah

The brahmanas heard this supplication from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, yet they refused to pay heed. Indeed, they were full of petty desires and entangled in elaborate rituals. Though presuming themselves advanced in Vedic learning, they were actually inexperienced fools.