स य एवमेता रेवत्यः पशुषु प्रोता वेद पशुमान्भवति सर्वमायुरेति ज्योग्जीवति महान्प्रजया पशुभिर्भवति महान्कीर्त्या पशून्न निन्देत्तद्व्रतम् ॥ २.१८.२ ॥
॥ इति अष्टादशः खण्डः ॥
sa ya evametā revatyaḥ paśuṣu protā veda paśumānbhavati sarvamāyureti jyogjīvati mahānprajayā paśubhirbhavati mahānkīrtyā paśūnna nindettadvratam || 2.18.2 ||
|| iti aṣṭādaśaḥ khaṇḍaḥ ||
2. He who knows that the Sāma called Revatī is rooted in animals acquires many animals. He has a long and brilliant life and becomes well known for his children and for his animal wealth. He also becomes a truly great person for his great deeds. His vow is that he will never say anything bad about animals.
Saḥ yaḥ evam etaḥ revatyaḥ protāḥ veda, he who knows that these [i.e., the Sāma] called Revatī are rooted in animals; paśumān bhavati, comes to possess many animals; sarvam āyuḥ eti, lives the full span of his life; jyok jīvati, has a brilliant life; mahān prajayā paśubhiḥ bhavati, becomes a highly respected person because of his children and also his animal wealth; mahān kīrtyā, becomes a truly great person for his great deeds; paśūn na nindet tat vratam, he observes the vow of never saying anything bad about animals. Iti aṣṭādaśaḥ khaṇḍaḥ, here ends the eighteenth section.