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The Gospel of Buddha:Chapter 75: The Outcast

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When Bhagavat dwelt at Savatthi in the Jetavana,
he went out with his alms-bowl to beg for food
and approached the house of a Brahman priest
while the fire of an offering was blazing upon the altar.
And the priest said:
"Stay there, O shaveling;
stay there, O wretched samana;
thou art an outcast." [1]

The Blessed One replied: "Who is an outcast?" [2]

"An outcast is the man who is angry and bears hatred;
the man who is wicked and hypocritical,
he who embraces error and is full of deceit. [3]

"Whosoever is a provoker and is avaricious,
has evil desires, is envious, wicked, shameless,
and without fear to commit wrong, let him be known as an outcast. [4]

"Not by birth does one become an outcast,
not by birth does one become a Brahman;
by deeds one becomes an outcast,
by deeds one becomes a Brahman." [5]

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