Yasna 11 - Verses 1 to 4
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Yasna 11 – Verses 1 to 4
1. Three clean creatures (full of blessings)
curse betimes while yet invoking,
the cow, the horse, and then Haoma.
The cow cries to her driver thus:
Childless be thou, shorn of offspring evil-famed,
who foddered fairly dost not use me,
but fattenest me for wife or children,
and for thy niggard selfish meal.
2. The horse cries to his rider thus:
Be not spanner of the racers;
stretch no coursers to full-speed;
do not stride across the fleetest,
thou, who dost not pray me swiftness in the meeting
thick with numbers, in the circuit thronged with men.
3. Haoma speaks his drinker thus:
Childless be thou, shorn of offspring, evil-famed,
who holdest me from full outpouring,
as a robber, skulls in-crushing.
No head-smiter am I ever,
holy Haoma, far from death.
4. Forth my father gave an offering,
tongue and left eye chose Ahura,
set apart for Haoma's meal.