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the I: I am below, I am above, I am behind, before, right and left — I am all this.

2. Next follows the explanation of the Infinite as the Self: Self is below, above, behind, before, right and left — Self is all this.
He who sees, perceives, and understands this, loves the Self, delights in the Self, revels in the Self, rejoices in the Self — he becomes a Svarâg, (an autocrat or self-ruler); he is lord and master in all the worlds.
But those who think differently from this, live in perishable worlds, and have other beings for their rulers.


1. "To him who sees, perceives, and understands this[1] the spirit (prâna) springs from the Self, hope springs from the Self, memory springs from the Self; so do ether, fire, water, appearance and disappearance[2], food, power, understanding, reflection, consideration, will, mind, speech, names, sacred hymns, and sacrifices — aye, all this springs from the Self.

2. There is this verse, "He who sees this, does not see death, nor illness, nor pain; he who sees this, sees everything, and obtains everything everywhere.

"He is one (before creation), he becomes three

  1. Before the acquirement of true knowledge, all that has been mentioned before, spirit, hope, memory, &c., on to names, was supposed to spring from the Sat, as something different from oneself. Now he is to know that the Sat is the Self.
  2. In the preceding paragraphs appearance and disappearance (birth and death) are not mentioned. This shows how easy it was in these treatises either to omit or to add anything that seemed important.