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

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A prayer for preservation from mental sin and evil promptings

1Sin 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.
2Whatever 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.
3Indra and Brāhmanaspati! whatever foolish deed we plan,
  May provident Angirasa preserve us from the sin and woe.

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