1. 51

    तथैवाक्षेत्रिणो बीजं परक्षेत्रप्रवापिणः । कुर्वन्ति क्षेत्रिणामर्थं न बीजी लभते फलम् ॥ ५१ ॥

    Thus men who have no marital property in women, but sow their seed in the soil of others, benefit the owner of the woman; but the giver of the seed reaps no advantage.

  2. 52

    फलं त्वनभिसन्धाय क्षेत्रिणां बीजिनां तथा । प्रत्यक्षं क्षेत्रिणामर्थो बीजाद् योनिर्गलीयसी ॥ ५२ ॥

    If no agreement with respect to the crop has been made between the owner of the field and the owner of the seed, the benefit clearly belongs to the owner of the field; the receptacle is more important than the seed.

  3. 53

    क्रियाभ्युपगमात् त्वेतद् बीजार्थं यत् प्रदीयते । तस्यैह भागिनौ दृष्टौ बीजी क्षेत्रिक एव च ॥ ५३ ॥

    But if by a special contract (a field) is made over (to another) for sowing, then the owner of the seed and the owner of the soil are both considered in this world as sharers of the (crop).

  4. 54

    ओघवाताहृतं बीजं यस्य क्षेत्रे प्ररोहति । क्षेत्रिकस्यैव तद् बीजं न वप्ता लभते फलम् ॥ ५४ ॥

    If seed be carried by water or wind into somebody’s field and germinates (there), the (plant sprung from that) seed belongs even to the owner of the field, the owner of the seed does not receive the crop.

  5. 55

    एष धर्मो गवाश्वस्य दास्युष्ट्राजाविकस्य च । विहङ्गमहिषीणां च विज्ञेयः प्रसवं प्रति ॥ ५५ ॥

    Know that such is the law concerning the offspring of cows, mares, slave-girls, female camels, she-goats, and ewes, as well as of females of birds and buffalo-cows.