A twice-born Snataka, who has thus lived according to the law in the order
of householders, may, taking a firm resolution and keeping his organs in
subjection, dwell in the forest, duly (observing the rules given below).
When a householder sees his (skin) wrinkled, and (his hair) white, and. the sons
of his sons, then he may resort to the forest.
Abandoning all food raised by
cultivation, and all his belongings, he may depart into the forest, either
committing his wife to his sons, or accompanied by her.
Taking with him the sacred fire and the implements required for domestic
(sacrifices), he may go forth
from the village into the forest and reside there, duly controlling his senses.
Let him fire those five great sacrifices according to the rule, with various
kinds of pure food fit for ascetics, or with herbs, roots, and fruit.