Friday, August 2, 2019


18. The knowing Self is not born; It does not die. It has not sprung from anything; nothing has sprung from It.
Birthless, Eternal, everlasting and ancient, It is not killed when the body is killed.

19. If the killer thinks he kills and if the killed man thinks he is killed, neither of these apprehends aright.
The Self kills not, nor is It killed.

20. Self, smaller than the small, greater than the great, is hidden in the hearts of all living creatures.
A man who is free from desires beholds the majesty of the Self through tranquillity of the senses and the mind and becomes free from grief.

21. Though sitting still, It travels far;
though lying down, It goes everywhere. Who but myself can know that luminous Self who rejoices and rejoices not?

22. The wise man, having realised the Self as dwelling within impermanent bodies but Itself bodiless, vast and all-pervading, does not grieve.

23. This Self cannot be attained by the study of the Vedas, or by intelligence, or by much hearing of sacred books. It is attained by him alone whom It chooses. To such a one Self reveals Its own form.

24. He who has not first turned away from wickedness, who is not tranquil and subdued and whose mind is not at peace, cannot attain Self. It is realised only through the knowledge of Reality.

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