1. 56

    न मांसभक्षणे दोषो न मद्ये न च मैथुने । प्रवृत्तिरेषा भूतानां निवृत्तिस्तु महाफला ॥ ५६ ॥

    There is no sin in eating meat, in (drinking) spirituous liquor, and in carnal intercourse, for that is the natural way of created beings, but abstention brings great rewards.

  2. 57

    प्रेतशुद्धिं प्रवक्ष्यामि द्रव्यशुद्धिं तथैव च । चतुर्णामपि वर्णानां यथावदनुपूर्वशः ॥ ५७ ॥

    I will now in due order explain the purification for the dead and the purification of things as they are prescribed for the four castes (varna).

  3. 58

    दन्तजातेऽनुजाते च कृतचूडे च संस्थिते । अशुद्धा बान्धवाः सर्वे सूतके च तथौच्यते ॥ ५८ ॥

    When (a child) dies that has teethed, or that before teething has received (the sacrament of) the tonsure (Kudakarana) or (of the initiation), all relatives (become) impure, and on the birth (of a child) the same (rule) is prescribed.

  4. 59

    दशाहं शावमाशौचं सपिण्डेषु विधीयते । अर्वाक् सञ्चयनादस्थ्नां त्र्यहमेकाहमेव वा ॥ ५९ ॥

    It is ordained (that) among Sapindas the impurity on account of a death (shall last) ten days, (or) until the bones have been collected, (or) three days or one day only.

  5. 60

    सपिण्डता तु पुरुषे सप्तमे विनिवर्तते । समानोदकभावस्तु जन्मनाम्नोरवेदने ॥ ६० ॥

    But the Sapinda-relationship ceases with the seventh person (in the ascending and descending lines), the Samanodaka-relationship when the (common) origin and the (existence of a common family)-name are no (longer) known.