1. 36

    न तद्दानं प्रशंसन्ति येन वृत्तिर्विपद्यते । दानं यज्ञस्तपः कर्म लोके वृत्तिमतो यतः ।। ८-१९-३६ ।।

    Learned scholars do not praise that charity which endangers one’s own livelihood. Charity, sacrifice, austerity and fruitive activities are possible for one who is competent to earn his livelihood properly. [They are not possible for one who cannot maintain himself.] ।। 8-19-36 ।।

  2. 37

    धर्माय यशसेऽर्थाय कामाय स्वजनाय च । पञ्चधा विभजन् वित्तमिहामुत्र च मोदते ।। ८-१९-३७ ।।

    Therefore one who is in full knowledge should divide his accumulated wealth in five parts — for religion, for reputation, for opulence, for sense gratification and for the maintenance of his family members. Such a person is happy in this world and in the next. ।। 8-19-37 ।।

  3. 38

    अत्रापि बह्वृचैर्गीतं श‍ृणु मेऽसुरसत्तम । सत्यमोमिति यत्प्रोक्तं यन्नेत्याहानृतं हि तत् ।। ८-१९-३८ ।।

    One might argue that since you have already promised, how can you refuse? O best of the demons, just take from me the evidence of the Bahvṛca-śruti, which says that a promise is truthful preceded by the word om and untruthful if not. ।। 8-19-38 ।।

  4. 39

    सत्यं पुष्पफलं विद्यादात्मवृक्षस्य गीयते । वृक्षेऽजीवति तन्न स्यादनृतं मूलमात्मनः ।। ८-१९-३९ ।।

    The Vedas enjoin that the factual result of the tree of the body is the good fruits and flowers derived from it. But if the bodily tree does not exist, there is no possibility of factual fruits and flowers. Even if the body is based on untruth, there cannot be factual fruits and flowers without the help of the bodily tree. ।। 8-19-39 ।।

  5. 40

    तद्यथा वृक्ष उन्मूलः शुष्यत्युद्वर्ततेऽचिरात् । एवं नष्टानृतः सद्य आत्मा शुष्येन्न संशयः ।। ८-१९-४० ।।

    When a tree is uprooted it immediately falls down and begins to dry up. Similarly, if one doesn’t take care of the body, which is supposed to be untruth — in other words, if the untruth is uprooted — the body undoubtedly becomes dry. ।। 8-19-40 ।।