1. 36

    गर्भाष्टमेऽब्दे कुर्वीत ब्राह्मणस्यौपनायनम् । गर्भादेकादशे राज्ञो गर्भात् तु द्वादशे विशः ॥ ३६ ॥

    In the eighth year after conception, one should perform the initiation (upanayana) of a Brahmana, in the eleventh after conception (that) of a Kshatriya, but in the twelfth that of a Vaisya.

  2. 37

    ब्रह्मवर्चसकामस्य कार्यो विप्रस्य पञ्चमे । राज्ञो बलार्थिनः षष्ठे वैश्यस्यैहार्थिनोऽष्टमे ॥ ३७ ॥

    (The initiation) of a Brahmana who desires proficiency in sacred learning should take place in the fifth (year after conception), (that) of a Kshatriya who wishes to become powerful in the sixth, (and that) of a Vaisya who longs for (success in his) business in the eighth.

  3. 38

    आ षोदशाद् ब्राह्मणस्य सावित्री नातिवर्तते । आ द्वाविंशात् क्षत्रबन्धोरा चतुर्विंशतेर्विशः ॥ ३८ ॥

    The (time for the) Savitri (initiation) of a Brahmana does not pass until the completion of the sixteenth year (after conception), of a Kshatriya until the completion of the twenty-second, and of a Vaisya until the completion of the twenty-fourth.

  4. 39

    अत ऊर्ध्वं त्रयोऽप्येते यथाकालमसंस्कृताः । सावित्रीपतिता व्रात्या भवन्त्यार्यविगर्हिताः ॥ ३९ ॥

    After those (periods men of) these three (castes) who have not received the sacrament at the proper time, become Vratyas (outcasts), excluded from the Savitri (initiation) and despised by the Aryans.

  5. 40

    नैतैरपूतैर्विधिवदापद्यपि हि कर्हि चित् । ब्राह्मान् यौनांश्च सम्बन्धान्नाचरेद् ब्राह्मणः सह ॥ ४० ॥

    With such men, if they have not been purified according to the rule, let no Brahmana ever, even in times of distress, form a connexion either through the Veda or by marriage.