As the horse-sacrfice, the king of sacrifices, removes all sin, even
so the Aghamarshana hymn offices all guilt.
A Brahmana who retains in his memory the Rig-veda is not stained by
guilt, though he may have destroyed these three worlds, though he
may eat the food of anybody.
He who, with a concentrated mind, thrice recites the Riksamhita, or
(that of the) Yajurveda; or (that of the) Sama-veda together with
the secret (texts, the Upanishads), is completely freed from all
As a clod of earth, falling into a great lake, is quickly dissolved,
even so every sinful act is engulfed in the threefold Veda.
The Rikas, the Yagus (formulas) which differ (from the former), the
manifold Saman (songs), must be known (to form) the triple Veda; he
who knows them, (is called) learned in the Veda.
The initial tri-literal Brahman on which the threefold (sacred
science) is based, is another triple Veda which must be kept secret;
he who knows that, (is called) learned in the Veda.