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Lines 399-401:

Then spoke the thunder
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Datta: what have we given?

Eliot's Note:

401. “Datta, dayadhvam, damyata” (Give, sympathise, control). The fable of the meaning of the Thunder is found in the Brihadaranyaka—Upanishad, 5, 1. A translation is found in Deussen's Sechsig Upanishads des Veda, p. 489.

Context:

The Upanishads are a collection of Hindu scriptures. A translation of the fable of the Thunder is available on the reference page.