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The Grihya Sutras, Part 1 (SBE29), by Hermann Oldenberg, [1886], at

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1. One who has not set up the (sacred Srauta) fires, when setting out on a journey, looks at his house.

2. (He murmurs the text,) 'Do ye both, Mitra and Varuna, protect this house for me; unscathed, undisturbed, may Pûshan guard it till our return;'

3. And murmurs (the verse), 'Upon the path we have entered' (Rig-veda VI, 51, 16).

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