Fearlessness (अभयं)

Fearlessness (अभयं)

These verses seek protection from fear. Fear is in internal enemy that is developed from any number of factors. These verses create an armor of protection against any external contributor of fear.

Abhayam nah karyantariksham

अभ करत्यन्तरिक्षम् अभ ध्यावापृथिवी उभे इमे
अभ पश्चादभपुर्तादुतरादधरादभ अस्तु
(अथर्ववेद १९-१५-५)

Abhayam nah karaty-antariksham
abhayam dyaavaa pṛithivee ubhe ime.
Abhayam pashchaad abhayam purastaad
uttaraad adharaad abhayam
no
astu.
(Atharva Veda 19.55.5)

Lord, karat bless us so that there is abhayam no fear/danger from any directions. May there be abhayam no fear from the antariksham atmosphere, abhayam no fear or danger from the dyaavaaprithivee earth or
the celestial bodies, abhayam no fear or danger from what is pashchaad ahead or what is purastaad behind us. May there be no fear or danger from uttaraad whatever is above or adharaad below.

अभ मित्रादभममित्रादभ ज्ञातादभ परोक्षात्
अभ क्तमदिव र्वशा मम मित्रं भव्तु
(अथर्ववेद १९-१५-६)

Abhayam mitraad abhayam amitraad
abhayam
 jyaataad abhayam parokshaat.

Abhayam naktam abhayam divaa nah
sarvaa aashaa mama mitram bhavantu.
(Atharva Veda 19.15.6)

Lord, may there be abhayam no fear of our mitraat friends or of our amitraad enemies and strangers, abhayam no fear from the jyaataad known or parokshaat unknown, abhayam no fear naktam during the night or divaa during the daylight hours. May sarva all aashaa directions be mama mitram
bhavantu favourable and friendly for us.