To the Waters, for health and happiness
May they, the golden-hued, the bright, the splendid, they whereinSavitar was born and Agni,They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured, the Waters, bringfelicity and bless us!
They in the midst whereof King Varuna moveth, viewing men'srighteous and unrighteous dealing.They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured,—those Waters bringfelicity and bless us!
Whom the Gods make their beverage in heaven, they who waxmanifold in air's mid-region,They who took Agni as a germ, fair-coloured,—those Waters bringfelicity and bless us!
Ye Waters, with auspicious eye behold me: touch ye my skinwith your auspicious body.May they, the bright and pure, distilling fatness, those Waters,bring felicity and bless us.
A young man's love-charm
1. From honey sprang this Plant to life; with honey now we digthee up.Make us as sweet as honey, for from honey hast thou been pro-duced.
My tongue hath honey at the tip, and sweetest honey at the root:
Thou yieldest to my wish and will, and shalt be mine and onlymine.
My coming in is honey-sweet and honey-sweet, my going forth:My voice and words are sweet: I fain would be like honey inmy look.
Sweeter am I than honey, yet more full of sweets than licorice:So mayst thou love me as a branch full of all sweets, and only me.
Around thee have I girt a zone of sugar-cane to banish hate.That thou mayst be in love with me, my darling never to depart.
A charm to ensure long life and glory to the wearer of an amulet
This Ornament of Gold which Daksha's children bound, withbenevolent thoughts, on Satānïka,This do I bind on thee for life, for glory, for long life lastingthrough a hundred autumns.
This man no fiends may conquer, no Pisāchas, for this is mightof Gods, their primal offspring.Whoever wears the Gold of Daksha's children hath a longlengthened life among the living.
The light, the power, the lustre of the Waters, the strength of