Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 266

Na tena bhikkhū hoti yāvatā bhikkhate pare
Vissaṃ dhammaṃ samādāya bhikkhu hoti na tāvatā

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The Just ⧸ Verse 266

Begging from others
doesnt mean ones a monk.
As long as one follows
householders ways,
one is no monk at all.
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