Teachings from Upanishads – Shvetasvatara Upanishad



Fire though not seen at first is there all the time; it becomes visible by friction; even so the Self is there all the time though unperceived by those in a state of ignorance. It is perceived when by mediation on the syllable aum, we subdue the lower self. The vision of the Self has to be seized in the body by means of the syllable aum. (I.13)

By knowing Brahman there is a falling off of all fetters; when the sufferings are destroyed, there is cessation of birth and death. By meditating on Brahman, there is the third state; on the dissolution of the body, universal lordship; oneness with Ishavara (Brahman). (I.11)

Shvetasvatara Upanishad