1. 146

    एषां शौचविधिः कृत्स्नो द्रव्यशुद्धिस्तथैव च । उक्तो वः सर्ववर्णानां स्त्रीणां धर्मान्निबोधत ॥ १४६ ॥

    Thus the rules of personal purification for men of all castes, and those for cleaning (inanimate) things, have been fully declared to you: hear now the duties of women.

  2. 147

    बालया वा युवत्या वा वृद्धया वाऽपि योषिता । न स्वातन्त्र्येण कर्तव्यं किं चिद् कार्यं गृहेष्वपि ॥ १४७ ॥

    By a girl, by a young woman, or even by an aged one, nothing must be done independently, even in her own house.

  3. 148

    बाल्ये पितुर्वशे तिष्ठेत् पाणिग्राहस्य यौवने । पुत्राणां भर्तरि प्रेते न भजेत् स्त्री स्वतन्त्रताम् ॥ १४८ ॥

    In childhood a female must be subject to her father, in youth to her husband, when her lord is dead to her sons; a woman must never be independent.

  4. 149

    पित्रा भर्त्रा सुतैर्वाऽपि नेच्छेद् विरहमात्मनः । एषां हि विरहेण स्त्री गर्ह्ये कुर्यादुभे कुले ॥ १४९ ॥

    She must not seek to separate herself from her father, husband, or sons; by leaving them she would make both (her own and her husband’s) families contemptible.

  5. 150

    सदा प्रहृष्टया भाव्यं गृहकार्ये च दक्षया । सुसंस्कृतोपस्करया व्यये चामुक्तहस्तया ॥ १५० ॥

    She must always be cheerful, clever in (the management of her) household affairs, careful in cleaning her utensils, and economical in expenditure.