Verse 408. A Brahmana Is He Who Gives Offence To None

Who utters speech instructive,
true and gentle too,
who gives offence to none,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: His speech is true. His words are well-meaning, constructive and not harsh. By his words he will not give offence to anyone. Nor will his words provoke people. Such a person I declare a true brahmana.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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