The guilt incurred by fiering sacrifices for teaching (unworthy men)
is removed by muttering (sacred texts) and by burnt offerings, but
that incurred by accepting gifts (from them) by throwing (the gifts)
away and by austerities.
A Brahmana who is unable to maintain himself, should (rather) glean
ears or grains from (the field of) any (man); gleaning ears is better
than accepting gifts, picking up single grains is declared to be
still more laudable.
If Brahmanas, who are Snatakas, are pining with hunger, or in want
of (utensils made of) common metals, or of other property, they may
ask the king for them; if he is not disposed to be liberal, he must
(The acceptance on an untilled field is less blamable than (that of)
a tilled one; (with respect to) cows, goats, sheep, gold, grain, and
cooked food, (the acceptance of) each earlier-named (article is less
blamable than of the following ones).
There are seven lawful modes of acquiring property, (viz.)
inheritance, finding or friendly donation, purchase, conquest,
lending at interest, the performance of work, and the acceptance of
gifts from virtuous men.