1. 231

    एवं सञ्चिन्त्य मनसा प्रेत्य कर्मफलोदयम् । मनोवाङ्मूर्तिभिर्नित्यं शुभं कर्म समाचरेत् ॥ २३१ ॥

    Having thus considered in his mind what results will arise from his deeds after death, let him always be good in thoughts, speech, and actions.

  2. 232

    अज्ञानाद् यदि वा ज्ञानात् कृत्वा कर्म विगर्हितम् । तस्माद् विमुक्तिमन्विच्छन् द्वितीयं न समाचरेत् ॥ २३२ ॥

    He who, having either unintentionally or intentionally committed a reprehensible deed, desires to be freed from (the guilt on it, must not commit it a second time.

  3. 233

    यस्मिन् कर्मण्यस्य कृते मनसः स्यादलाघवम् । तस्मिंस्तावत् तपः कुर्याद् यावत् तुष्टिकरं भवेत् ॥ २३३ ॥

    If his mind be uneasy with respect to any act, let him repeat the austerities (prescribed as a penance) for it until they fully satisfy (his conscience).

  4. 234

    तपोमूलमिदं सर्वं दैवमानुषकं सुखम् । तपोमध्यं बुधैः प्रोक्तं तपोऽन्तं वेददर्शिभिः ॥ २३४ ॥

    All the bliss of gods and men is declared by the sages to whom the Veda was revealed, to have austerity for its root, austerity for its middle, and austerity for its end.

  5. 235

    ब्राह्मणस्य तपो ज्ञानं तपः क्षत्रस्य रक्षणम् । वैश्यस्य तु तपो वार्ता तपः शूद्रस्य सेवनम् ॥ २३५ ॥

    (The pursuit of sacred) knowledge is the austerity of a Brahmana, protecting (the people) is the austerity of a Kshatriya, (the pursuit of) his daily business is the austerity of a Vaisya, and service the austerity of a Sudra.