7. THE WAYS OF COLLECTING PARASITICAL PLANTS.
A parasitical plant should be collected according to the time and method mentioned above after reciting fourteen times the eleven-lettered mantra (No. 7). The medicine thus collected is hound to produce good result. Then Shiva said, ‘Oh Parvati, I have related to you how the medicinal herbs should he collected.’
8. SUBDUING IN GENERAL
The king, the son, the relations, beasts and birds of the mountains or elsewhere, are brought under subjugation, when the two-lettered mantra (No. 8) is recited five hundred times, by uttering their names. To obtain success in the action, the mantra should have been first learned reverentially from the spiritual guide.
If after uttering a man’s name, one morsel of food is taken daily for seven days after reciting the Kata- Bikata mantra (No. 10) seven times over the food, the man will be subdued.
If the mouth is washed seven times after uttering the ‘Basyamukhi’ mantra (No. 10) mentioning a man’s name, he will be subdued.
If in the morning, before leaving the bed, a little mustard oil is taken in the palm of the left hand, and stirred with the third finger (anamika) of the right hand after reciting three times the Basyamukhi mantra (No. 10), and if the face and the hair are rubbed with that oil, anybody (whose name is uttered) is subdued, and a tiger will also not attack him.