1. 326

    वैश्यस्तु कृतसंस्कारः कृत्वा दारपरिग्रहम् । वार्तायां नित्ययुक्तः स्यात् पशूनां चैव रक्षणे ॥ ३२६ ॥

    After a Vaisya has received the sacraments and has taken a wife, he shall be always attentive to the business whereby he may subsist and to (that of) tending cattle.

  2. 327

    प्रजापतिर्हि वैश्याय सृष्ट्वा परिददे पशून् । ब्राह्मणाय च राज्ञे च सर्वाः परिददे प्रजाः ॥ ३२७ ॥

    For when the Lord of creatures (Pragapati) created cattle, he made them over to the Vaisya; to the Brahmana, and to the king he entrusted all created beings.

  3. 328

    न च वैश्यस्य कामः स्यान्न रक्षेयं पशूनिति । वैश्ये चेच्छति नान्येन रक्षितव्याः कथं चन ॥ ३२८ ॥

    A Vaisya must never (conceive this) wish, I will not keep cattle; and if a Vaisya is willing (to keep them), they must never be kept by (men of) other (castes).

  4. 329

    मणिमुक्ताप्रवालानां लोहानां तान्तवस्य च । गन्धानां च रसानां च विद्यादर्घबलाबलम् ॥ ३२९ ॥

    (A Vaisya) must know the respective value of gems, of pearls, of coral, of metals, of (cloth) made of thread, of perfumes, and of condiments.

  5. 330

    बीजानामुप्तिविद् च स्यात् क्षेत्रदोषगुणस्य च । मानयोगं च जानीयात् तुलायोगांश्च सर्वशः ॥ ३३० ॥

    He must be acquainted with the (manner of) sowing of seeds, and of the good and bad qualities of fields, and he must perfectly know all measures and weights.