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the nidhana winter. That is the Vairâga Sâman, as interwoven in the seasons.

2. He who thus knows the Vairâga, as interwoven in the seasons, shines (virâgati) through children, cattle, and glory of countenance. He reaches the full life, he lives long, becomes great with children and cattle, great by fame. His rule is, "Never complain of the seasons."


SEVENTEENTH Khanda


1. The hinkâra is the earth, the prastâva the sky, the udgîtha heaven, the pratihâra the regions, the nidhana the sea. These are the Sakvari Sâmans, as interwoven in the worlds[1].

2. He who thus knows the Sakvaris, as interwoven in the worlds, becomes possessed, of the worlds, he reaches the full life, he lives long, becomes great with children and cattle, great by fame. His rule is, "Never complain of the worlds."


EIGHTEENTH Khanda


1. The hinkâra is goats, the prastâva sheep, the udgîtha cows, the pratihâra horses, the nidhana man. These are the Revati Sâmans, as interwoven in animals.

2. He who thus knows these Revatis, as interwoven in animals, becomes rich in animals[2], he reaches the full life, he lives long, becomes great with children and cattle, great by fame. His rule is, "Never complain of animals."

  1. The Sakvarîs are sung with the Mahânâmnis. These are said to be water, and the worlds are said to rest on water.
  2. Revat means rich.