A man who knows (the law) must purify
conch-shells, horn, bone and ivory, like linen cloth, or with a mixture of cow's
urine and water.
Grass, wood, and straw become pure by being sprinkled
(with water), a house by sweeping and smearing (it with cow dung or whitewash),
an earthen (vessel) by a second burning.
An earthen vessel which has been filled by spirituous liquor, urine, ordure, saliva, pus or blood cannot be
purified by another burning.
Land is purified by (the following) five
(modes, viz.) by sweeping, by smearing (it with cow dung), by sprinkling (it with
cows' urine or milk), by scraping, and by cows staying (on it during a day and
(Food) which has been pecked at by birds, smelt at by cows, touched
(with the foot), sneezed on, or filled by hair or insects, be comes pure by
scattering earth (over it).
As long as the (foul) smell does not leave an
(object) filled by impure substances, and the stain caused by them (does not
disappear), so long must earth and water be applied in cleansing (inanimate)
The gods declared three things (to be) pure to Brahmanas, that (on
which) no (taint is) visible, what has been washed with water, and what has been
commended (as pure) by the word (of a Brahmana).
Water, sufficient (in
quantity) in order to slake the thirst of a cow, possessing the (proper) smell,
colour, and taste, and unmixed with impure substances, is pure, if it is
collected on (pure) ground.
The hand of an artisan is always pure, so is
(every vendible commodity) exposed for sale in the market, and food obtained by
begging which a student holds (in his hand) is always fit for use; that is a settled rule.
The mouth of a woman is always pure, likewise a bird when he
causes a fruit to fall; a calf is pure on the flowing of the milk, and a dog when
he catches a deer.