Verse 395. Who Meditates Alone in the Forest Is A Brahmana

One enduring rag-robes, lean,
with body o’er spread by veins,
lone in the woods who meditates,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: He wears robs made of cast off rags. He is so austere and lean that veins stand out in his body. All alone, he meditates in the forest. Such a seeker if truth, I describe as a brahmano.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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