What is the duty of a Brahmin?

There are eleven qualities of Brahmin as defined in the Vedas:

  1. Ability to forgive
  2. Kindness to everyone with equality
  3. Pursuit internal/external Holiness
  4. Follows Truth
  5. Control over maya or moh
  6. Avoids sinful activities
  7. Seeker of knowledge
  8. Educating others
  9. knowledge of Vedas
  10. Meditation
  11. Knowledge of Brahm

Bhagwad Gita 18.42 states that Brahmin should work by following these prime qualities.

  1. Tranquility
  2. Restraint
  3. Austerity
  4. Patience
  5. Integrity
  6. Knowledge
  7. Belief in a hereafter
  8. Peacefulness
  9. Purity
  10. Tolerance
  11. Honesty
  12. Wisdom
  13. Religiousness

The above are the intrinsic qualities of work for Brahmins.

They must perform these 3 main compulsory duties.

  1. Study the Vedas
  2. Perform Vedic Rituals
  3. Practice Dharm

Brahmins are to learn and teach some of the following Vedic concepts in detail:

  1. Spirituality
  2. Philosophy
  3. Dance and music
  4. Religion
  5. Rituals
  6. Yog
  7. Temples, arts and culture
  8. Grammar and pronunciation
  9. Astrology and astronomy
  10. Logic and mathematics
  11. Law, military strategy and martial arts
  12. Surgery, medicine and technology