Behaviour determines the state
of all beings!
The young brahmins
once asked Blessed
What makes a brahmin a brahmin? Whereto the Blessed One
Not by pure descent from seven
generations of ancestors does one become
a brahmin, and neither by family
does one become a non-brahmin.
By action one becomes a brahmin. By action one also becomes a non-brahmin.
By action one becomes a farmer. By action one becomes a craftsman.
By action one becomes a merchant. By action one
becomes a servant.
By action one becomes a thief too. By action one becomes a killer too.
By action one becomes a priest. By action one becomes even a king.
Knowing the fruit of causal effects of any action,
the wise gains complete
understanding of conditional origination and sees this action as it really
By action is all phenomena determined, by action the world goes on, and by
action the people go on. Beings are bounded, conditioned & created by their
behaviour! By self-taming, by self-control, &
by living the Noble life, only by
supremely pure state does one becomes a
brahmin. Whoever is endowed
with the three knowledges (te-vijja), at peace,
with renewed existence all
such one is like the gods
Sakka to those
who really know! The two brahmins
We hereby accept the venerable
Dhamma, and the Bhikkhu
Sangha as our
refuge. May the Venerable
accept us as lay disciples who have taken
refuge as long as this
650-656 Edited excerpt.
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