self-restraint, austerity, purity, forgiveness and also uprightness, knowledge,
realization and belief in God are the duties of the brahmanas, born of their own
nature.Prowess, splendor, firmness, dexterity
and also not fleeing from battle, generosity and lordliness are the duties of the kshatriyas,
born of their own nature.
Agriculture, cattle-rearing and trade are the duties of the
vaishyas (merchants), born of their own nature; and action consisting of service is
the duty of the shudras (servant-class), born of their own nature.