For stealing fire he becomes a heron, for stealing
household-utensils a mason-wasp, for stealing dyed clothes a
For stealing a deer or an elephant a wolf, for stealing a horse a
tiger, for stealing fruit and roots a monkey, for stealing a woman a
bear, for stealing water a black-white cuckoo, for stealing vehicles
a camel, for stealing cattle a he-goat.
That man who has forcibly taken away any kind of property belonging
to another, or who has eaten sacrficial food (of) which (no portion)
had been fiered, inevitably becomes an animal.
Women, also, who in like manner have committed a theft, shall incur
guilt; they will become the females of those same creatures (which
have been enumerated above).
But (men of the four) castes who have relinquished without the
pressure of necessity their proper occupations, will become the
servants of Dasyus, after migrating into despicable bodies.