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Sutta-Nipata III.9:629

In the Suttanipata, chapter three, the Buddha explains that what makes somebody a brahman, a true Dharma person, is determined by action (not by birth). In this context Buddha explains that a brahman does not only refrain from killing, but also refrains from causing others to kill, saying:

'Whoever, having laid aside violence in respect of all beings, moving or still, does not kill or cause to kill, him I call a brahman.'

Source: Sn 629 <117> | Sn p.78




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