स्मर्यतेऽपि च लोके ॥ १९ ॥
smaryate’pi ca loke || 19 ||
smaryate—Are recorded; api—also; ca—and; loke—in the world.
19. And moreover (cases of birth without the completion of the five oblations) are recorded in the world.
A further argument is given to show that the five oblations are not absolutely necessary for a future birth, and hence the evil-doers need not go to heaven just for conforming to this rule. For in cases like that of Drona, who had no mother, and of Dhrishtadyumna, who had neither father nor mother, the last two oblations respectively were absent. Hence the rule about the five oblations is not universal, but applies only to those who perform sacrifices.