Atharvaveda - XII 1 Hymn to goddess Earth - Part 06 Purification
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XII 1 Hymn to goddess Earth Part 6
Rock, stone, dust is this earth; this earth is supported, held together.
To this golden-breasted Earth I render obeisance -
respect and submission
The Earth, upon whom the forest-sprung trees ever stand firm,
the all-nourishing, Earth, do we call upon.
Rising or sitting, standing or walking, may we not stumble
with our right or left foot upon the Earth!
To the pure Earth I speak, to the ground,
the soil that has grown through Brahma upon Thee,
that holdest nourishment, well-being, food, and ghee,
we would settle here, o Earth!
Purified, the Waters shall flow through our bodies;
what flows off from us, that do we deposit upon
him who seeks to do harm:
with purity, O Earth,
do I purify myself.