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The opinion of Rambam (Hil. Biat HaMikdash 3:23) on the amount of tarrying creates a liability for one who becomes impure and does not leave the Temple immediately.
Three opinions in reason for the punishemnt of Kares for one who bows as he was departing (after he became impure) and delayed the amount of time that creates a liability. (Tal. Shavuot 16b ff.)
Halacha 21
Both an impure person who entered the Temple when it was pure and a pure person who entered the Temple when there was impurity within it - e.g., a corpse was lying under a shelter in the Temple and he entered under that shelter - are liable for karet. In the latter situation, his entrance and his impurity occur at one time.
If one enters the Temple and becomes impure there after he enters, even if he purposely made himself impure, he should hurry, and depart in the shortest way possible.
Halacha 22
It is forbidden for him to tarry, to bow, or to depart via a longer way. If he tarried or departed via a longer way even though he did not tarry, or he turned his face to the Sanctuary and bowed even if he did not tarry, he is liable for karet. If he acted unknowingly, he must bring a sacrifice.
Halacha 23
If he did not turn his face toward the Sanctuary, but bowed as he was departing toward the outside area, he is not liable unless he tarrys.
How long a delay creates a liability? Enough time to read the verse: "And they bowed with their faces to the ground on the floor, prostrating themselves and giving thanks to God who is good and whose kindness is everlasting." This is the measure of the delay for which one is liable.



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