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To The Waters And Light Of The Moon

Books: Sacred Books Of The East

As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters, rising up

and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth, down the earth and

up the aerial way: Thus rise up and roll along! thou in whose rising and

growing Ahura Mazda made the earth. Up! rise up, thou Moon, that dost

keep in thee the seed of the bull; rise up above Hara Berezaiti, and

produce light for the world, and mayest thou, O man! rise up there, if

thou art to abide in Garo-nmanem, along the path made by Mazda, along

the way made by the gods, the watery way they opened. And the Holy Word

shall keep away the evil: Of thee, O child! I will cleanse the birth and

growth; of thee, O woman! I will make the body and the strength pure; I

make thee rich in children and rich in milk; rich in seed, in milk, in

fat, in marrow, and in offspring. I shall bring to thee a thousand pure

springs, running towards the pastures that give food to the child.