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A charm against evil dreams

1Thou, neither quick nor dead, O Sleep, art fraught with Amrit
   of the Gods.
  Thy name is Araru: thy sire is Yama; Varunāni bare thee.
2We know thy birth, O Sleep, thou art son of the sisters of the
  Gods; the minister of Yama thou, thou art Antaka, thou art
  So well we know thee who thou art. Sleep, guard us from the
   evil dream.
3As men discharge a debt, as they pay up an eighth and half-an-
  So the whole evil dream do we pay and assign unto our foe.

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