Brahmanavagga ⧸ Gāthā 405

Nidhāya daṇḍaṃ bhūtesu tasesu thāvaresu ca
Yo na hanti na ghāteti tam ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇaṃ

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The Brāhmana ⧸ Verse 405

Having put aside violence
against beings fearful or firm,
he neither kills nor
gets others to kill:
hes what I call
a brahman.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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