सुरां पीत्वा द्विजो मोहादग्निवर्णां सुरां पिबेत् ।
तया स काये निर्दग्धे मुच्यते किल्बिषात् ततः ॥ ९० ॥
surāṃ pītvā dvijo mohādagnivarṇāṃ surāṃ pibet |
tayā sa kāye nirdagdhe mucyate kilbiṣāt tataḥ || 90 ||
A twice-born person, having, through folly, drunk wine, shall drink wine red-hot;
he becomes freed from his guilt, when his body has been completely burnt by it.
But no such punishment is prescribed for Shudras. So they're free to enjoy.
Even other Rishis agree with Manu:
Gautama (23.1).—"They shall pour hot wine into the mouth of a Brāhmaṇa who has drunk wine; he will be purified by death."
Baudhāyana (2.1.18, 19, 21).—"If he has drunk Surā he shall scald himself to death with hot wine."
Āpastamba (1.25.3).—"A wine-drinker has to drink exceedingly hot liquor, so that he dies."
Is Manu Smriti anti-brahmin ?
Are these rishis also anti-brahmin ?
Manu was not a Brahmin. He was Kshatriya. Why do brahmins follow a scripture that does not even allow them simple pleasures of life, and instead mandates death penalty just for drinking some booze ?