आशाप्रतीक्षे संगतँ सूनृतां
चेष्टापूर्ते पुत्रपशूँश्च सर्वान् ।
यस्यानश्नन्वसति ब्राह्मणो गृहे ॥ ८॥
āśāpratīkṣe saṃgatam̐ sūnṛtāṃ
ceṣṭāpūrte putrapaśūm̐śca sarvān .
yasyānaśnanvasati brāhmaṇo gṛhe .. 8..
The brahmin who dwells in a house, fasting, destroys that foolish householder’s hopes and expectations, the reward of his intercourse with pious people, the merit of his kindly speech, the good results of his sacrifices and beneficial deeds and his cattle and children as well.