sva-vākya chāḍite iṅhāra nāhi kabhu mana
svajana-mṛtyu-bhaye kahe asatya-vacana
sva-vākya—his own promise; chāḍite—to give up; iṅhāra—of this brāhmaṇa; nāhi—not; kabhu—at any time; mana—the mind; sva-jana—of his own kinsmen; mṛtyu-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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