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SB 1.7.57

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 57

vapanaṁ draviṇādānaṁ
sthānān niryāpaṇaṁ tathā
eṣa hi brahma-bandhūnāṁ
vadho nānyo 'sti daihikaḥ


SYNONYMS

vapanam—cleaving the hairs from the head; draviṇa—wealth; adānam—forfeiting; sthānāt—from the residence; niryāpaṇam—driving away; tathā—also; eṣaḥ—all these; hi—certainly; brahma-bandhūnām—of the relatives of a brāhmaṇa; vadhaḥ—killing; na—not; anyaḥ—any other method; asti—there is; daihikaḥ—in the matter of the body.


TRANSLATION

Cutting the hair from his head, depriving him of his wealth and driving him from his residence are the prescribed punishments for the relative of a brāhmaṇa. There is no injunction for killing the body.



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