attaining the supreme enlightenment, the Buddha remained sitting
in the happiness of nirvana for several days. Later, a Brahmin,
an upper caste man, came by the tree where the Buddha sat.
He greeted the Buddha and asked: "What qualities does
one have to have to be a true Brahmin and a noble person?"
The Buddha replied: "The true Brahmin must give up all
evil. He must give up all conceit, try to understanding all
things and practice pure living. This way he will deserve
to be called a Brahmin."