- agny-artham eva śaraṇam
- uṭajaṁ vādri-kandaram
- śrayeta hima-vāyv-agni-
- varṣārkātapa-ṣāṭ svayam
agni—the fire; artham—to keep; eva—only; śaraṇam—a cottage; uṭa-jam—made of grass; vā—or; adri-kandaram—a cave in a mountain; śrayeta—the vānaprastha should take shelter of; hima—snow; vāyu—wind; agni—fire; varṣa—rain; arka—of the sun; ātapa—shining; ṣāṭ—enduring; svayam—personally.
A vānaprastha should prepare a thatched cottage or take shelter of a cave in a mountain only to keep the sacred fire, but he should personally practice enduring snowfall, wind, fire, rain and the shining of the sun.