Domestic Life - Marrie
A householder is a steadfast friend To the other three orders in their virtuous paths. The householder supports the needs of Renunciates, ancestors and the poor. A householder's main duty is to serve these five: God, guests, kindred, ancestors and himself. His life and lineage will never end who shuns blame and shares his food. Family life actuated by love and virtue, Endows it with character and happiness What gains are there in other paths When one leads the virtuous path of householder? Foremost among those who strive for release, Are the householders leading a righteous life. A virtuous householder endures More than the penance of the penance doer. Domestic life is proclaimed virtuous And it is praiseworthy if free from blame. He who lives his life in this world as he should, Ranks with the gods in the heaven.