1. 11

    देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु वः । परस्परं भावयन्तः श्रेयः परमवाप्स्यथ ॥ ३-११ ॥

    'You nourish the gods with this. Let those gods nourish you. Nourishing one another, you shall attain the supreme Good.'

  2. 12

    इष्टान्भोगान्हि वो देवा दास्यन्ते यज्ञभाविताः । तैर्दत्तानप्रदायैभ्यो यो भुङ्क्ते स्तेन एव सः ॥ ३-१२ ॥

    'Being nourished by sacrifices, the gods will indeed give you the coveted enjoyments even without asking. He is certainly a theif who enjoys what have been given by them without offering (these) to them.'

  3. 13

    यज्ञशिष्टाशिनः सन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्वकिल्बिषैः । भुञ्जते ते त्वघं पापा ये पचन्त्यात्मकारणात् ॥ ३-१३ ॥

    The righteous persons, who eat the remnants (objects enjoined) of the actions to be performed necessarily, are freed from all sins. But those who cook, intending their own selves, are sinners and eat sin.

  4. 14

    अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भवः । यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञः कर्मसमुद्भवः ॥ ३-१४ ॥

    All creatures are the product of food, food is the product of rain, rain comes by sacrifice, and sacrifice is the noblest form of action (yagya).

  5. 15

    कर्म ब्रह्मोद्भवं विद्धि ब्रह्माक्षरसमुद्भवम् । तस्मात्सर्वगतं ब्रह्म नित्यं यज्ञे प्रतिष्ठितम् ॥ ३-१५ ॥

    Know that action has the veda as its origin; the Vedas has the Immutable as its source. Hence, the all-pervading paramatma is for ever established on sacrifice.