Verse 397. A Brahmana Is He Who Has Destroyed All Fetters

Who fetters all has severed
does tremble not at all,
who’s gone beyond all bond, unyoked,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: He has got rid of all fetters; in consequence, he is free of trepidation and is fearless. He has travelled beyond all bonds. Disengaged from bonds, he is no longer tied to the world. Such a person I describe as a brahmana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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