1. 236

    तेषामनुपरोधेन पारत्र्यं यद् यदाचरेत् । तत् तन्निवेदयेत् तेभ्यो मनोवचनकर्मभिः ॥ २३६ ॥

    He shall inform them of everything that with their consent he may perform in thought, word, or deed for the sake of the next world.

  2. 237

    त्रिष्वेतेष्वितिकृत्यं हि पुरुषस्य समाप्यते । एष धर्मः परः साक्षादुपधर्मोऽन्य उच्यते ॥ २३७ ॥

    By (honouring) these three all that ought to be done by man, is accomplished; that is clearly the highest duty, every other (act) is a subordinate duty.

  3. 238

    श्रद्दधानः शुभां विद्यामाददीतावरादपि । अन्यादपि परं धर्मं स्त्रीरत्नं दुष्कुलादपि ॥ २३८ ॥

    He who possesses faith may receive pure learning even from a man of lower caste, the highest law even from the lowest, and an excellent wife even from a base family.

  4. 239

    विषादप्यमृतं ग्राह्यं बालादपि सुभाषितम् । अमित्रादपि सद्वृत्तममेध्यादपि काञ्चनम् ॥ २३९ ॥

    Even from poison nectar may be taken, even from a child good advice, even from a foe (a lesson in) good conduct, and even from an impure (substance) gold.

  5. 240

    स्त्रियो रत्नान्यथो विद्या धर्मः शौचं सुभाषितम् । विविधानि च शिल्पानि समादेयानि सर्वतः ॥ २४० ॥

    Excellent wives, learning, (the knowledge of) the law, (the rules of) purity, good advice, and various arts may be acquired from anybody.