Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1When yonder kings who sit beside Yama divide among them-
selves the sixteenth part of hopes fulfilled,
A ram bestowed as sacrifice, white-footed, frees us from the tax.
2He satisfies each hope and want, prevailing, present and pre-
The wish-fulfilling ram, bestowed, white-footed is exhaustless
3He who bestows a white-hooved ram, adequate to the place he
Ascends to the celestial height, the heaven where tribute is not
paid to one more mighty by the weak.
4He who bestows a white-hooved ram, adequate to the place he
Offered with five cakes, lives on that, unwasting, in the Fathers'
5He who bestows a white-hooved ram, adequate to the place he
Offered with five cakes, lives on that, wasteless, while Sun and.
6Like a refreshing draught, like sea, the mighty flood, he faileth
Like the two Gods whose home is one, the ram white-footed,
7Whose gift was this, and given to whom? Kāma to Kāma gave
Kāma is giver, Kāma is receiver. Kāma has passed into the sea.
Through Kāma do I take thee to myself. O Kāma, this is thine. p. a101
8May Earth receive thee as her own, and this great interspace of
Neither in breath and body nor in progeny may this acceptance
do me harm.