एष हि ब्रह्मबन्धूनां वधो नान्योऽस्ति दैहिक: ॥ ५७ ॥
sthānān niryāpaṇaṁ tathā
eṣa hi brahma-bandhūnāṁ
vadho nānyo ’sti daihikaḥ
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.
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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