Today’s Ponder Hymns of the Atharva Veda

HYMN XLV

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A prayer for preservation from mental sin and evil promptings

Sin of the Mind, avaunt! begone! Why sayest thou what none
should say?
Go hence away, I love thee not. Go to the forests and the trees.
My heart is in our homes and cows.
2   Whatever wrong we have committed, sleeping or waking, by
ill-wish, dislike, or slander,
All these offences, which deserve displeasure, may Agni take
from us and keep them distant.
3   Indra and Brāhmanaspati! whatever foolish deed we plan,
May provident Angirasa preserve us from the sin and woe.

Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at sacred-texts.com

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