Saastram speaks -10
Manu has assigned duties for people belonging to each varNa or caste. The following sloka states the duties of a BrAhmin.
अध्यापनम् अध्ययनं यजनं याजनं तथा।
दानं प्रतिग्रहं च एव ब्राह्मणानाम् अकल्पयत् ।। (1- 8) .
adhyāpanam adhyayanaṁ yajanaṁ yājanaṁ tathā|
dānaṁ pratigrahaṁ caiva brāhmaṇanām akalpayat||
Teaching and studying the Vedas. Performing yAga or sacrifice for the welfare of the society and also for his own benefit. Giving and accepting alms. These are the duties assigned to a brAhmin.
अध्यापनम् – Teaching, अध्ययनम्- Learning, यजनं- sacrifice or the act of sacrificing, याजनं- performing or conducting a sacrifice ,तथा- Like that,
दानं- giving alms, च- and, प्रतिग्रहं- accepting alms, अकल्पयत् –thought or assigned, ब्राह्मणानां – for the brAhmins.