1. 31

    यज्ञाय जग्धिर्मांसस्येत्येष दैवो विधिः स्मृतः । अतोऽन्यथा प्रवृत्तिस्तु राक्षसो विधिरुच्यते ॥ ३१ ॥

    The consumption of meat (is befitting) for sacrifices,’that is declared to be a rule made by the gods; but to persist (in using it) on other (occasions) is said to be a proceeding worthy of Rakshasas.

  2. 32

    क्रीत्वा स्वयं वाऽप्युत्पाद्य परोपकृतमेव वा । देवान् पितॄंश्चार्चयित्वा खादन् मांसं न दुष्यति ॥ ३२ ॥

    He who eats meat, when he honours the gods and manes, commits no sin, whether he has bought it, or himself has killed (the animal), or has received it as a present from others.

  3. 33

    नाद्यादविधिना मांसं विधिज्ञोऽनापदि द्विजः । जग्ध्वा ह्यविधिना मांसं प्रेतस्तैरद्यतेऽवशः ॥ ३३ ॥

    A twice-born man who knows the law, must not eat meat except in conformity with the law; for if he has eaten it unlawfully, he will, unable to save himself, be eaten after death by his (victims).

  4. 34

    न तादृशं भवत्येनो मृगहन्तुर्धनार्थिनः । यादृशं भवति प्रेत्य वृथामांसानि खादतः ॥ ३४ ॥

    After death the guilt of one who slays deer for gain is not as (great) as that of him who eats meat for no (sacred) purpose.

  5. 35

    नियुक्तस्तु यथान्यायं यो मांसं नात्ति मानवः । स प्रेत्य पशुतां याति सम्भवानेकविंशतिम् ॥ ३५ ॥

    But a man who, being duly engaged (to officiate or to dine at a sacred rite), refuses to eat meat, becomes after death an animal during twenty-one existences.