All this-whatever exists in this changing
universe-should be covered by the Lord. Protect the Self by renunciation.
Lust not after any man's wealth.
If a man wishes to live a hundred years on
this earth, he should live performing action. For you, who cherish such a
desire and regard yourself as a man, there is no other way by which you can
keep work from clinging to you.
Verily, those worlds of the asuras are
enveloped in blind darkness; and thereto they all repair after death who are
slayers of Atman.
That non-dual Atman, though never
stirring, is swifter than the mind. The senses cannot reach It, for It moves
ever in front. Though standing still, It overtakes others who are running.
Because of Atman, Vayu, the World Soul apportions the activities of
It moves and moves not; It is far and
likewise near. It is inside all this and It is outside all this.
The wise man beholds all beings in the
Self, and the Self in all beings; for that reason he does not hate
To the seer, all things have verily become
the Self: what delusion, what sorrow, can there be for him who beholds that
It is He who pervades all-He who is bright
and bodiless, without scar or sinews, pure and by evil unpierced; who is the
Seer, omniscient, transcendent and uncreated. He has duly allotted to the
eternal World-Creators their respective duties.
Into a blind darkness they enter who are
devoted to ignorance (rituals); but into a greater darkness they enter who
engage in knowledge of a deity alone.
One thing, they say, is obtained from
knowledge; another, they say, from ignorance. Thus we have heard from the
wise who have taught us this.
He who is aware that both knowledge and
ignorance should be pursued together, overcomes death through ignorance and
obtains immortality through knowledge.
Into a blind darkness they enter who
worship only the unmanifested prakriti; but into a greater darkness they
enter who worship the manifested Hiranyagarbha.
One thing, they say, is obtained from the
worship of the manifested; another, they say, from the worship of the
unmanifested. Thus we have heard from the wise who taught us
He who knows that both the unmanifested
prakriti and the manifested Hiranyagarbha should be worshipped together,
overcomes death by the worship of Hiranyagarbha and obtains immortality
through devotion to prakriti.
The door of the Truth is covered by a
golden disc. Open it, O Nourisher! Remove it so that I who have been
worshipping the Truth may behold It.
O Nourisher, lone Traveller of the sky!
Controller! O Sun, Offspring of Prajapati! Gather Your rays; withdraw Your
light. I would see, through Your grace, that form of Yours which is the
fairest. I am indeed He, that Purusha, who dwells there.
Now may my breath return to the
all-pervading, immortal Prana! May this body be burnt to ashes! Om. O mind,
remember, remember all that I have done.
O Fire, lead us by the good path for the
enjoyment of the fruit of our action. You know, O god, all our deeds.
Destroy our sin of deceit. We offer, by words, our salutations to
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