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1. 1 The two verses commencing 'Vâstoshpati!' (Taitt. Samh. III, 4, 10, 1).
'Vâstoshpati! Be our furtherer; make our wealth increase in cows and horses, O Indu (i.e. Soma). Free from decay may we dwell in thy friendship; give us thy favour, as a father to his sons. Svâhâ!
'May death go away; may immortality come to us. May Vivasvat's son (Mama) protect us from danger. May wealth, like a leaf (that falls) from a tree, fall down over us. May Sakîpati (i.e. Indra) be with us. Svâhâ!
'Go another way, O death, that belongs to thee, separated from the way of the gods. Vâstoshpati! To thee who hears us, I speak: do no harm to our offspring nor to our heroes. Svâhâ!
'To this most excellent place of rest we have gone, by which we shall victoriously gain cows, treasures, and horses. May wealth, like a leaf (that falls) from a tree, fall down over us. May Sakîpati be with us. Svâhâ!
'This, O Varuna' (&c.; see chap. 27, Sûtra 1, down to): 'Hail! Good luck!'
2. In this way the ground (on which the house stands) should be expiated every year;
3. Every season, according to some (teachers).
205:4 27, 4. The text has the reading gagatâ saha; comp. the note on Sâṅkhâyana III, 2, 9.
205:8 Comp. Atharva-veda III, 11, 5; this text shows the way to correct the blunders of the Hiranyakesin MSS.
205:1 28, 1. Comp. Rig-veda III, 54, 2; Taitt. Brâhm. III, 7, 14, 4; Rig-veda X, 18, 1; Taitt. Brâhm. III, 7, 14, 5.