|Ask for sons
and grandsons who may live for a hundred years. Ask for numerous cows, elephants, and gold
and horses. Ask for large tracts of land, and live as many autumns as you desire.
Or choose any boon that you can conceive equal to this,
with wealth and long life. Be lord of wide dominions, O Nachiketas, I will make you the
enjoyer of every desire.
Ask freely for every rare enjoyment in the world of
mortals. Here are nymphs in chariots playing on lutes, such as men have never seen.
These will serve you at my command. But do not ask me about