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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Late Vedic Mystic Hymn to Vāc (Speech, Logos)
Indian Literature
 
Translation of Edward Washburn Hopkins

I WANDER with the tempest-gods, with the light-gods, with all the gods. I support the Sun, Heaven, Indra, Agni, and the Twin Horsemen…. To him that worships me, to him that offers me the soma sacrifice, I give wealth. I am the queen, the best of those that deserve sacrifice…. The gods have established me in many places…. I am that by means of which one eats, breathes, sees, and hears. Him that I love I make strong, to be priest, seer, and wise. ’Tis I bend the bow of the destroyer Rudra, to hit the unbeliever. I prepare war for the people. I am entered into earth and heaven. I beget upon the height the father of the Universe. My place is in the waters, in the sea; thence I extend myself among all creatures, and touch heaven with my crown. Like Wind I blow, encompassing all creatures. Above heaven and above earth am I; so great am I grown in majesty.  1
 
 
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