Thursday, January 21, 2010
When you present before the Lord this day, O Dawn of noble birth, the race of men, may Savitri the God, friend of the homestead, bear witness to the Sun that we are innocent.
Rig Veda I, 123, 3
It is I alone, who against you have sinned many times. You have punished me as a father punishes his gambler son. My offense, O Gods, remove far; then remove far your snares. Do not pounce upon me like a bird swooping down on her offspring.
Rig Veda II, 29, 5
God ever youthful, whatever sin unwitting we have committed, as men are prone to do, cleanse us, we pray, in the sight of Mother Aditi. Entirely remove, O Agni, our every sin.
Rig Veda IV, 12, 4
If we weak men have sinned against the Gods through thoughtlessness and frailty or through pride, absolve us from this fault, O Savitr, and make us clean from sin before Gods and men.
Rig Veda IV, 54, 3
You set free Shunahshepa from a thousand stakes, when he was already set for the sacrifice. So Agni, wise Priest, come and take your place and liberate us from the bonds that bind us.
Rig Veda V, 2, 7