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A charm to remove disease

1Firm stood the heaven, firm stood the earth, firm stood this
   universal world.
  Firm stood the trees that sleep erect: let this thy malady be still.
2Of all thy hundred remedies, a thousand remedies combined.
  This is the surest cure for flux, most excellent to heal disease.
3Thou art the stream that Rudra pours, the closest kin of Amrita.
  Thy name is called Vishānakā: thou sprangest from the Fathers'
   root, removing illness caused by wind.

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