Mandala 9 – Hymn 4 [Rig Veda]

1. O Soma flowing on thy way, win thou and conquer high renown; And make us better than we are. 2. Win thou the light, win heavenly light, and, Soma, all felicities; And make us better than we are. 3. Win skilful strength and mental power. O Soma, drive away our foes; And make us better than we are. 4. Ye purifiers, purify Soma for Indra, for his drink: Make thou us better than we are. 5. Give us our portion in the Sun through thine own mental power and aids; And make us better than we are. 6. Through thine own mental power and aid long may we look upon the Sun; Make thou us better than we are. 7. Well-weaponed Soma, pour to usa stream of riches doubly great; And make us better than we are. 8. As one victorious unsubdued in battle pour forth wealth to us; And make us better than we are. 9. By worship, Pavamana! men have strengthened thee to prop the Law: Make thou us better than we are. 10. O Indu, bring us wealth in steeds, manifold. quickening all life; And mate us better than we are.

 

 


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