Waters, you are the ones who bring us the life force.
Help us to find nourishment so that we may look upon great joy.
Let us share in the most delicious sap that you have, as if you were loving mothers.
Let us go straight to the house of the one for whom your waters
Give us life and give us birth.
For our well-being let the goddesses be an aid to us, the waters be
For us to drink. Let them cause well-being and health to flow over us.
Mistresses of all the things that are chosen, rulers over all peoples,
The waters are the ones I beg for a cure.
Soma has told me that within the waters are all cures and Agni who is salutary to all
Waters, yield your cure as an armour for my body, so that I may
See the sun for a long time.
Waters, carry far away all of this that has gone bad in me, either
What I have done in malicious deceit or whatever lie I have sworn to.
I have sought the waters today; we have joined with their sap. O
Agni full of moisture, come and flood me with splendor.
The Ancient Rig Veda Hymn, Water of Life