साम; प्राणो वै साम, प्राणे हीमानि सर्वाणि भूतानि सम्यञ्चि; सम्यञ्चि हास्मै सर्वाणि भूतानि, श्रैष्ठ्याय कल्पन्ते, साम्नः सायुज्यं सलोकतां जयति, य एवं वेद ॥ ३ ॥
sāma; prāṇo vai sāma, prāṇe hīmāni sarvāṇi bhūtāni samyañci; samyañci hāsmai sarvāṇi bhūtāni, śraiṣṭhyāya kalpante, sāmnaḥ sāyujyaṃ salokatāṃ jayati, ya evaṃ veda || 3 ||
3. (One should meditate upon the vital force as) the Sāman. The vital force is the Sāman, for all these beings are united if there is the vital force. For him who knows as above all beings are united, and they succeed in bringing about his eminence, and he achieves union with and abode in the same world as the Sāman.
One should also meditate upon the vital force as the Sāman. The vital force is the Sāman. How is the vital force the Sāman? For all beings are united if there is the vital force. The vital force is called Sāman because of this union—causing them to unite. For him who knows as above all beings are united, and not only that, they succeed in bringing about his eminence. The rest is to be explained as before.