Today’s Ponder Hymn XII Book VII Atharva Veda

These Vedas are so easy to like. Really now who among us has not prayed a prayer close to if not this?

A prayer for influence at deliberative and religious meetings

In concord may Prajapati’s two daughters, Gathering and As-
sembly, both protect me.
May every man I meet respect and aid me. Fair be my words,
O Fathers, at the meetings.
We know thy name, O Conference: thy name is interchange of
talk.
Let all the company who join the Conference agree with me.
Of these men seated here I make the splendour and the lore
mine own.
Indra, make me conspicuous in all this gathered company.
Whether your thoughts are turned away, or bound and fastened
here or there,
We draw them hitherward again: let your mind firmly rest on me