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A prayer for purification and forgiveness of sins

1Cleansed by the filter of the Wind comes Soma past all our
   enemies, meet friend of Indra.
2May the maternal Waters make us ready: cleanse us with fat-
   ness they who cleanse with fatness!
  The Goddesses bear off each blot and tarnish: I come forth
   from the waters cleansed and stainless.
3O Varuna, whatever the offence may be, the sin which men
   commit against the heavenly folk— p. a224
  When, through our want of thought we violate thy laws, punish
   us not, O God, for that iniquity.

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