Not my own writing, obviously. Much older… It inspires awe to recall that writers, lyricists, and poets of all eras had epiphanies and experiences of complete connection with Life that they composed such heart-felt love songs, or mantras, for posterity.
May this bless you today,
The Earth Invocation
– from the Atharva Veda –
Earth, upon which this moving, breathing life exists,
May she bestow on us the finest of her harvests.
Earth, the all-sustaining,
treasure-bearing, resting place
Golden-breasted Earth, home of all life,
Who bears the sacred fire.
Pleasant be your hills, O Earth,
Your snow-clad mountains and your forests.
I stand on this Earth,
unvanquished, unslain, unhurt.
Set me, O Earth
amidst the nourishing strength
that emanates from your body.
The Earth is my mother,
I am her son or daughter,
Infinite Space is my father,
may he fill us with plenty.
Peaceful, sweet-smelling, gracious Earth,
Whatever I dig from you, O Earth,
May that have quick growth again,
May we not injure
your vitals or your heart.
Full of sweetness are the plants,
And full of sweetness these my words
And with things that are full of sweetness,
I prosper in a thousand ways.
– translated from –
Yasyam samudra bhuta sindurabo
Yasyam bandam prishtaya sambhavu
Yasyam idam jinvati prana deva
Sano bhumi puru mehe dadhatu
Vishvambara vasudani pratishta
Hiranyavaksha jagato niveshani
Vaishvanaram didvati bhumir agni
Indra ushabata mineno dadhatu
Hirayasve parvata himavanto anyam
dev prithivsyo namas kuru
Arjun Krishna Rohini Vishvarupa
ruam bhumi prithivi indragupta
Ajito hato akshato jyestham
Yat te madhyam prithivi
yas tabulya stanva sambavuhu
Dasu loke habina prabasvabata
Bhumi putro aham pratibyaha
Parjanya pita sapurna vipaltu