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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.17.16
śamo damas tapaḥ śaucaḿ
santoṣaḥ kṣāntir ārjavam
mad-bhaktiś ca dayā satyaḿ
brahma-prakṛtayas tv imāḥ
śamaḥ — peacefulness; damaḥ — sense control; tapaḥ — austerity; śaucam — cleanliness; santoṣaḥ — full satisfaction; kṣāntiḥ — forgiveness; ārjavam — simplicity and straightforwardness; mat-bhaktiḥ — devotional service unto Me; ca — also; dayā — mercy; satyam — truth; brahma — of the brāhmaṇas; prakṛtayaḥ — the natural qualities; tu — indeed; imāḥ — these.
Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, cleanliness, satisfaction, tolerance, simple straightforwardness, devotion to Me, mercy and truthfulness are the natural qualities of the brāhmaṇas.
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