Verse 405. A Brahmana Is He Who Is Absolutely Harmless

Who blows to beings has renounced
to trembling ones, to bold,
who causes not to kill nor kills,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: He has discarded the rod and set aside the weapons. He does not hurt neither the frightened, timid beings, nor stubborn, fearless beings. I call that person a brahmana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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