1. 316

    यानुपाश्रित्य तिष्ठन्ति लोका देवाश्च सर्वदा । ब्रह्म चैव धनं येषां को हिंस्यात् ताञ्जिजीविषुः ॥ ३१६ ॥

    What man, desirous of life, would injure them to whose support the (three) worlds and the gods ever owe their existence, and whose wealth is the Veda?

  2. 317

    अविद्वांश्चैव विद्वांश्च ब्राह्मणो दैवतं महत् । प्रणीतश्चाप्रणीतश्च यथाऽग्निर्दैवतं महत् ॥ ३१७ ॥

    A Brahmana, be he ignorant or learned, is a great divinity, just as the fire, whether carried forth (for the performance of a burnt-oblation) or not carried forth, is a great divinity.

  3. 318

    श्मशानेष्वपि तेजस्वी पावको नैव दुष्यति । हूयमानश्च यज्ञेषु भूय एवाभिवर्धते ॥ ३१८ ॥

    The brilliant fire is not contaminated even in burial-places, and, when presented with oblations (of butter) at sacrifices, it again increases mightily.

  4. 319

    एवं यद्यप्यनिष्टेषु वर्तन्ते सर्वकर्मसु । सर्वथा ब्राह्मणाः पूज्याः परमं दैवतं हि तत् ॥ ३१९ ॥

    Thus, though Brahmanas employ themselves in all (sorts of) mean occupations, they must be honoured in every way; for (each of) them is a very great deity.

  5. 320

    क्षत्रस्यातिप्रवृद्धस्य ब्राह्मणान् प्रति सर्वशः । ब्रह्मैव संनियन्तृ स्यात् क्षत्रं हि ब्रह्मसम्भवम् ॥ ३२० ॥

    When the Kshatriyas become in any way overbearing towards the Brahmanas, the Brahmanas themselves shall duly restrain them; for the Kshatriyas sprang from the Brahmanas.