31. Those who have become Snatakas after studying
the Veda, or after completing their vows, (and) house-
holders, who are Srotriyas, one must worship by (gifts
of food) sacred to gods and manes, but one must avoid
those who are different.
32. A householder must give
(as much food) as he is able (to spare) to those who do
not cook for themselves, and to all beings one must distribute (food) without detriment (to one's own interest).
33. A Snataka who pines with hunger, may beg wealth
of a king, of one for whom he sacrifices, and of a pupil,
but not of others; that is a settled rule.
34. A Snataka
who is able (to procure food) shall never waste him-
self with hunger, nor shall he wear old or dirty clothes,
if he possesses property.
35. Keeping his hair, nails,
and beard clipped, subduing his passions by austerities,
wearing white garments and (keeping himself) pure, he
shall be always engaged in studying the Veda and (such
acts as are) conducive to his welfare.
36. He shall carry
a sta3 of bamboo, a pot full of water, a sacred string,
a bundle of Kusa grass, and (wear) two bright golden
37. Let him never look at the sun, when he
sets or rises, is eclipsed or reflected in water, or stands in
the middle of the sky.
38. Let him not step over a rope
to which a calf is tied, let him not run when it rains,
and let him not look at his own image in water; that is
a settled rule.
39. Let him pass by (a mound of) earth,
a cow, an idol, a Brahmana, clarified butter, honey, a
crossway, and well-known trees, turning his right hand
40. Let him, though mad with desire,
not approach his wife when her courses appear; nor let
him sleep with her in the same bed.