sva-vakya chadite inhara nahi kabhu mana
svajana-mrtyu-bhaye kahe asatya-vacana
sva-vakya—his own promise; chadite—to give up; inhara—of this brahmana; nahi—not; kabhu—at any time; mana—the mind; sva-jana—of his own kinsmen; mrtyu-bhaye—fearing the suicide; kahe—says; asatya-vacana—untruthful words.
"He had no desire to break his promise, but fearing that his kinsmen would commit suicide, he deviated from the truth.
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