Atharvaveda - XII 1 Hymn to goddess Earth - Part 04 The time of purgatory of harm by Fire
Type of Spiritual Experience
Fire in this context is purgatory - destruction of unwanted dross - the removal of hate and harm.
A description of the experience
XII 1 Hymn to goddess Earth Part 4
A great gathering-place thou, great Earth, hast become;
great haste, commotion, and agitation are upon thee.
Great lndra protects thee unceasingly.
Do thou, O Earth, cause us to brighten as gold:
there shall be no hate.
Agni (Fire) is in the Earth, in the plants,
the waters hold Fire, Fire is in the stones;
Fire is within men,
Fire is within cattle, within horses.
Fire glows from the sky,
to Fire, the god, belongs the broad air.
Mortals kindle Fire,
the bearers of our solemn offering,
that loveth ghee.
The Earth, clothed in Fire,
on bended knees I pray for you to make me ready and alert
Upon the Earth
men give to the gods the sacrifice,
the solemn offering