turyam cheda-virohena
varena jagrhur drumah
tesam niryasa-rupena
brahma-hatya pradrsyate
turyamone fourth; chedaalthough being cut; virohenaof growing again; varenabecause of the benediction; jagrhuhaccepted; drumahthe trees; tesamof them; niryasa-rupenaby the liquid oozing from the trees; brahma-hatyathe reaction for killing a brahmana; pradrsyateis visible.
In return for Indras benediction that their branches and twigs would grow back when trimmed, the trees accepted one fourth of the reactions for killing a brahmana. These reactions are visible in the flowing of sap from trees. [Therefore one is forbidden to drink this sap.]

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