The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 eBook

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in the accomplishment of all things, as endued with forgiveness, as complete masters of the senses.  Indeed, it has been said that they dispel all the evils to which human beings are subject.  These high-souled ones are the witnesses of all good and bad deeds.  Rising up in the morning one should take their names, for by this, one is sure to acquire all that is good.  He who takes the names of them becomes freed from the fear of fires and of thieves.  Such a man never finds his way obstructed by any impediment.  By taking the names of these high-souled ones, one becomes free from bad dreams of every kind.  Cleared from every sin, such men take birth in auspicious families.  That regenerate person who, with restrained senses, recites these names on the occasions of performing the initiatory rites of sacrifices and other religious observances, becomes, as the consequence thereof, endued with righteousness, devoted to the study of the soul, possessed of forgiveness and self-restraint, and free from malice.  If a man that is afflicted with disease recites them, he becomes freed from his sin in the form of disease.  By reciting them within a house, all evils are dispelled from the inmates.  By reciting them within a field, the growth is helped of all kinds of crops.  Reciting them at the time of setting out on a journey, or while one is away from one’s home, one meets with good fortune.  These names lead to the protection of one’s own self, of one’s children and spouses, of one’s wealth, and of one’s seeds, and plants.  The Kshatriya who recites these names at the time of joining a battle sees destruction overtake his foes and good fortune crown him and his party.  The man who recites these names on the occasions of performing the rites in honour of the deities or the Pitris, helps the Pitris and deities eat the sacrificial Havya and Kavya.  The man that recites them becomes freed from fear of diseases and beasts of prey, of elephants and thieves.  His load of anxiety becomes lightened, and he becomes freed from every sin.  By reciting these excellent Savitri Mantras on board a vessel, or in a vehicle, or in the courts of kings, one attains to high success.  There where these Mantras are recited, fire does not burn wood.  There children do not die, nor snakes dwell.  Indeed, at such places, there can be no fear of the king, nor of Pisachas and Rakshasas.[607] Verily, the man who recites these Mantras ceases to have any fear of fire or water or wind or beasts of prey.  These Savitri Mantras, recited duly, contribute to the peace and well-being of all the four orders.  Those men who recite them with reverence become freed from every sorrow and at last attain to a high end.  Even these are the results achieved by them that recite these Savitri Mantras which are of the form of Brahma.  That man who recites these Mantras in the midst of kine sees his kine become fruitful.  Whether when setting out on a journey, or entering a house on coming back, one should recite these Mantras on every occasion. 
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