Aitareya-Aranyaka: Seventh Adhyya
1. My speech rests in the mind, my mind rests in speech. Appear to me (thou, the Highest Self)! You (speech and mind) are the two pins (that hold the wheels) of the Veda. May what I have learnt not forsake me. I join day and night with what I have learnt. I shall speak of the real, I shall speak the true. May this protect me, may this protect the teacher! May it protect me, may it protect the teacher, yea, the teacher!
 This seventh adhyya contains a propitiatory prayer (sntikaro mantrah). It is frequently left out in the MSS. which contain the Aitareya-upanishad with Sankara's commentary, and Dr. Roer has omitted it in his edition. Syana explains it in his commentary on the Aitareya-ranyaka; and in one MS. of Sankara's commentary on the Aitareya-upanishad, which is in my possession, the seventh adhyya is added with the commentary of Mdhavmtya, the gplaka of Vrabukka-mahrga.
 The two depend on each other.
 Ant, explained by the commentator as nayanasamartha.
 Cf. Kh. Up. IV, 2, 5.
 I repeat it day and night so that I may not forget it.