Teachings from Mundaka Upanishad



As long as we think we are the jiva,
We feel attached and fall into sorrow.
But realize that you are the Atman,
And you will be freed from sorrow.
When you realize that you are the Atman,
Supreme source of light, supreme source of love,
You transcend the duality of life
And enter into the State of Oneness.

The pranava (AUM) is the bow; the arrow is the self;
Brahman is said to be the mark.
With heedfulness It is to be penetrated;
Become one with It as the arrow in the mark.

Know that Self alone, the One without a Second,
On which are strung Heaven and Earth,
Inner Space, Mind, Vital Energy, all the organs.
Leave off other words, for this is the Bridge to Immortality.

Mundaka Upanishad