11 Preservation of the body : With all the efforts one should preserve his Self. the self is the efficient cause of everything. Therefore, with all care one should preserve his Self.
12 Village land, money and house, could all be obtained again and again; but the human body could not be obtained over and again.
13 Men should make persistent efforts for the preservation of their bodies. It is not proper to let the body end itself by afflictions like leprosy etc.
14 So long the body exists one should live according to the laws of Dharma. Dharma leads to knowledge; knowledge leads to Dhyana and Yoga, which though secret lead to Liberation.
15 If the person himself would not find the means for Release of his Self, who else is there to see the favorable means for this Release.