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

Not by wearing matted hair, nor by lineage, nor by caste, does one become a brahmana; only he who realizes the Truth and the Dhamma is pure; he is a brahmana.
English translation by Daw Mya Tin. Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma.

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