मूषो न शिश्ना व्यदन्ति माध्यः स्तोतारं ते शतक्रतो ।
सकृत्सु नो मघवन्निन्द्र मृळयाधा पितेव नो भव ॥
– Rugveda, Mandal 10, Sukta 33, Rucha 3
Meaning : O Indra, just as rats feast on cloth despite being your devotee, my mental problems are bothering me. Master Indra, shower your grace upon me once, and protect me like a father.
Discussion : Just as a rat destroys cloth by biting it, so also despite being a seeker, due to my personality defects and ego my mind is always tormenting me because of which my spiritual practice is not occurring appropriately. For this, one should pray to Deity Indra to protect oneself from own personality defects and ego.
Chanting this mantra proves useful to a seeker who has obstacles in spiritual practice. It should be chanted 108 times thrice each day, in the morning, afternoon and evening.