All this, whatsoever moves on
earth, is to be hidden in the Lord (the Self). When thou hast surrendered
all this, then thou mayest enjoy.
Do not covet the wealth of any man!
Though a man may wish to live a hundred years, performing works, it
will be thus with him; but not in any other way: work will thus not
cling to a man. There are the worlds of the Asuras covered with blind
Those who have destroyed their self (who perform works, without
having arrived at a knowledge of the true Self), go after death to those
worlds. That one (the Self), though never stirring, is swifter than
The Devas (senses) never reached it, it walked before them.
Though standing still, it overtakes the others who are running. Matarisvan
(the wind, the moving spirit) bestows powers on it. It stirs and it
stirs not; it is far, and likewise near. It is inside of all this, and
it is outside of all this. And he who beholds all beings in the Self,
and the Self in all beings, he never turns away from it.
When to a man
who understands, the Self has become all things, what sorrow, what trouble
can there be to him who once beheld that unity? He (Self) encircled
all, bright, incorporeal, scatheless, without muscles, pure, untouched
by evil ; a seer, wise, omnipresent, self-existent, he disposed all
things rightly for eternal years. All who worship what is not real knowledge
(good works), enter into blind darkness : those who delight in real
knowledge, enter, as it were, into greater darkness. One thing, they
say, is obtained from real knowledge; another, they say, from what is
Thus we have heard from the wise who taught us this.
He who knows at the same time both knowledge and not-knowledge, overcomes
death through not-knowledge, and obtains immortality through knowledge.
All who worship what is not the true cause, enter into blind darkness:
those who delight in the true cause, enter, as it were, into greater
darkness. One thing, they say, is obtained from (knowledge of) the cause;
another, they say, from (knowledge of) what is not the cause. Thus we
have heard from the wise who taught us this.
He who knows at the same
time both the cause and the destruction (the perishable body), overcomes
death by destruction (the perishable body), and obtains immortality
through (knowledge of ) the true cause.
The door of the True is covered
with a golden disk. Open that, door Pushan, that we may see the nature
of the True. Pushan, only seer, Yama (judge), Surya (sun), son of Pragapati,
spread thy rays and gather them! The light which is Thy fairest form,
I see it. I am what He is ! Breath to air, and to the immortal! Then
this my body ends in ashes. Om! Mind, remember!
Remember thy deeds!
Mind, remember! Remember thy deeds! Agni, lead us on to wealth (beatitude)
by a good path, thou, O God, who knowest all things!
Keep far from us
crooked evil, and We shall offer thee the fullest praise!