1. 126

    सत्क्रियां देशकालौ च शौचं ब्राह्मणसम्पदः । पञ्चैतान् विस्तरो हन्ति तस्मान्नैहेत विस्तरम् ॥ १२६ ॥

    A large company destroys these five (advantages) the respectful treatment (of the invited, the propriety of) place and time, purity and (the selection of) virtuous Brahmana (guests); he therefore shall not seek (to entertain) a large company.

  2. 127

    प्रथिता प्रेतकृत्यैषा पित्र्यं नाम विधुक्षये । तस्मिन् युक्तस्यैति नित्यं प्रेतकृत्यैव लौकिकी ॥ १२७ ॥

    Famed is this rite for the dead, called (the sacrifice sacred to the manes (and performed) on the new-moon day; if a man is diligent in (performing) that, (the reward of) the rite for the dead, which is performed according to Smarta rules, reaches him constantly.

  3. 128

    श्रोत्रियायैव देयानि हव्यकव्यानि दातृभिः । अर्हत्तमाय विप्राय तस्मै दत्तं महाफलम् ॥ १२८ ॥

    Oblations to the gods and manes must be presented by the givers to a Srotriya alone; what is given to such a most worthy Brahmana yields great reward.

  4. 129

    एकैकमपि विद्वांसं दैवे पित्र्ये च भोजयेत् । पुष्कलं फलमाप्नोति नामन्त्रज्ञान् बहूनपि ॥ १२९ ॥

    Let him feed even one learned man at (the sacrifice) to the gods, and one at (the sacrifice) to the manes; (thus) he will gain a rich reward, not (if he entertains) many who are unacquainted with the Veda.

  5. 130

    दूरादेव परीक्षेत ब्राह्मणं वेदपारगम् । तीर्थं तद् हव्यकव्यानां प्रदाने सोऽतिथिः स्मृतः ॥ १३० ॥

    Let him make inquiries even regarding the remote (ancestors of) a Brahmana who has studied an entire (recension of the) Veda; (if descended from a virtuous race) such a man is a worthy recipient of gifts (consisting) of food offered to the gods or to the manes, he is declared (to procure as great rewards as) a guest (atithi).