1. 121

    उपसर्जनं प्रधानस्य धर्मतो नोपपद्यते । पिता प्रधानं प्रजने तस्माद् धर्मेण तं भजेत् ॥ १२१ ॥

    The representative (the son begotten on the wife) is not invested with the right of the principal (the eldest brother to an additional share); the principal (became) a father on the procreation (of a son by his younger brother); hence one should give a share to the (son begotten on the wife of the elder brother) according to the rule (stated above).

  2. 122

    पुत्रः कनिष्ठो ज्येष्ठायां कनिष्ठायां च पूर्वजः । कथं तत्र विभागः स्यादिति चेत् संशयो भवेत् ॥ १२२ ॥

    If there be a doubt, how the division shall be made, in case the younger son is born of the elder wife and the elder son of the younger wife,

  3. 123

    एकं वृषभमुद्धारं संहरेत स पूर्वजः । ततोऽपरे ज्येष्ठवृषास्तदूनानां स्वमातृतः ॥ १२३ ॥

    (Then the son) born of the first wife shall take as his additional share one (most excellent) bull; the next best bulls (shall belong) to those (who are) inferior on account of their mothers.

  4. 124

    ज्येष्ठस्तु जातो ज्येष्ठायां हरेद् वृषभषोडशाः । ततः स्वमातृतः शेषा भजेरन्निति धारणा ॥ १२४ ॥

    But the eldest (son, being) born of the eldest wife, shall receive fifteen cows and a bull, the other sons may then take shares according to (the seniority of) their mothers; that is a settled rule.

  5. 125

    सदृशस्त्रीषु जातानां पुत्राणामविशेषतः । न मातृतो ज्यैष्ठ्यमस्ति जन्मतो ज्यैष्ठ्यमुच्यते ॥ १२५ ॥

    Between sons born of wives equal (in caste) (and) without (any other) distinction no seniority in right of the mother exists; seniority is declared (to be) according to birth.