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Gautama supports Manu's views but adds the legal perspective that stern punishment by a teacher attracts legal prosecution.<ref name=":7">Pandey, Umesh Chandra (1966 First Edition) ''Gautama Dharma-Sutra With the Mitakshara Sanskrit Commentary of Haradatta''. Varanasi : Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, ([https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.429882/page/n91 Page 27])</ref><blockquote>शिष्यशिष्टिरवधेन ॥ अशक्तौ रज्जुवेणुविदलाभ्यां तनुभ्याम् ॥ (Gaut. Dhar. Sutr. 1.2.48-49)</blockquote><blockquote>वधस्ताडनम् । अताडयता गुरुणा भर्त्सनादिभिः शिष्यः शास्यः॥ (Mita. Bhas. for Gaut. Dhar. Sutr. 1.2.48)</blockquote>Summary : A guru should discipline a shisya by such verbal criticism and remonstration without physical punishment. If a shishya cannot be brought under control by remonstration then using a thin bamboo stick or string he can be punished.<blockquote>अन्येन घ्नन् राज्ञा शास्यः ॥ (Gaut. Dhar. Sutr. 1.2.50)</blockquote><blockquote>हस्तादिना क्रोधवशेन ताडयन् राज्ञा शास्य आचार्यः । एवं शिष्यस्य गुरुकुले वास उक्तः ॥ (Mita. Bhas. for Gaut. Dhar. Sutr. 1.2.50)</blockquote>By other measures such as beating (with hands in anger) to discipline the shishsya attracts persecution of the Acharya by Raja (higher authority).<ref name=":7" />
 
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