Him I call indeed a Brahmana who does not offend by body, word, or thought, and is controlled on these three points.
I do not call a man a Brahmana because of his origin or of his mother.
The foolish, the designing and the fickle, O good Brahmana, always attain the very reverse of happiness or misery.
Not a single Brahmana then adhereth to the duties of his order.
With him who gives rice, and wealth earned by his labour, unto Brahmana of good behaviour, the earth is satisfied.
And thereupon the Brahmana said, 'Let it be given to me soon.'
And people term him a Sudra in whom those qualities do not exist, even though he be a Brahmana by birth.
Hearing these words of the monarch, the Brahmana said, 'So be it!'
And the Brahmana returning home was duly assiduous in his attention to his old parents.
The Brahmana, however, did not grant the Asura a son like Indra.