Verse 266. One Is Not A Monk Merely By Begging Alms Food

Though one begs from others
by this alone’s no bhikkhu.
Not just by this a bhikkhu
but from all Dhamma doing.

Explanation: No one becomes a monk merely because he begs others. An individual, though begging , does not become a monk if he embraces vicious and repulsive beliefs.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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