He drove them out and said to himself, "I shall not return unless I bring back a thousand." He dwelt a number of years (in the forest), and when the cows had become a thousand,
1. The bull of the herd (meant for Vâyu) said to him: "Satyakâma!" He replied: "Sir!" The bull said: "We have become a thousand, lead us to the house of the teacher;
2. And I will declare to you one foot of Brahman."
"Declare it, Sir," he replied.
He said to him; "The eastern region is one quarter, the western region is one quarter, the southern region is one quarter, the northern region is one quarter. This is a foot of Brahman, consisting of the four quarters, and called Prakâsavat (endowed with splendour).
3. He who knows this and meditates on the foot of Brahman, consisting of four quarters, by the name of Prakâsavat, becomes endowed with splendour in this world. He conquers the resplendent worlds, whoever knows this and meditates on the foot of Brahman, consisting of the four quarters, by the name of Prakâsavat.
1. Agni will declare to you another foot of
(After these words of the bull), Satyakâma, on the morrow, drove the cows (toward the house of the teacher). And when they came towards the evening, he lighted a fire, penned the cows, laid wood on the fire, and sat down behind the fire, looking to the east