Verse 404. A Brahmana Is He Who Has No Intimacy With Any

Aloof alike from laity
and those gone forth to homelessness,
who wanders with no home or wish,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: He does not establish extensive contact either with laymen or with the homeless. He is not attached to the way of life of the householder. He is content with the bare minimum of needs. I call that person a true brahmana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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