They shall not sell food–grains received by them from their followers but old food grains may be exchanged for new ones, for such an exchange is not considered as sale.
અને પોતાના જે શિષ્ય, તેમણે ધર્મ નિમિત પોતાને આપ્યું જે અન્ન તે વેચવું નહિ, અને તે અન્ન જુનુ થાય તો તે જુનુ કોઇકને દઈને નવું લેવું, એવી રીતે જે જુનાનું નવું કરવું, તે વેચ્યુ ન કહેવાય.
No se venden los granos de los alimentos que se les ofrecen por sus discípulos. Sin embargo, puede cambiar por que no equivale a vender.
The peddy and other grains given by the disciples, as they are surplus on their family needs, should not be sold out in a business act. Gautam Smriti says, 'Earth, peddy, oat, goat, horses, bullocks, cows and oxen should not be sold even by a brahmin.' It is said in Raj Dharma chapter of Mahabharat, 'Goat is fire, lamb is water, horse is sun, Earth is grains, Dhanush (bow) is a holy-fire and Soma (wine), these should not be sold. Because by selling Goat etc, one is selling fire and other deities. And these two Acharyas with their large families, if conserves food-grains, would be supportive in their religious acts of offering alms to the needy, poors and brahmins in adverse times of a draught. Therefore, they should keep away from selling food-grains. Now, in the place of not selling, He tells of what should be done. Stale grains, the grains of past year can not be retained for a longer time as it would develop insects and germs on passage of time. In circumstances as such, stale grain shall be exchanged with a fresh one, by selling stale and buying fresh grain from that money. This is sort of exchange and retention of exchanged one, therefore, it is not a sale. And as such, it does not attract any drawback . Such act protects the religion of a householder. Smritis have said, 'The exchange is just and proper, but it is improper to look for profit.