Dhammapada

Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 393

Na jaṭāhi na gottena jaccā hoti brāhmaṇo
Yamhi saccañca dhammo ca so sucī so va brāhmaṇo

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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 393

One is not a Brahman by birth, ancestry or by having matted hair.
In whom there is Truth, Righteousness and the Dhamma,
this one is pure, a Brahman.
English translation © 2002 Barnett Fischer. This is a gift of Dhamma and may be freely copied or reprinted without permission from the author or publisher. Otherwise all rights reserved.

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