Hindu Preachers and Teachers
Ignorant of their ignorance, yet wise In their own esteem, these deluded men, Proud of their vain learning go round and round Like the blind led by the blind. Far beyond Their eyes, hypnotized by the world of sense, Opens the way to immortality. "I am my body; when my body dies, I die." Living in this superstition They fall life after life under my sway.
Excerpted from The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1987. Reprinted with permission from Nilgiri Press, www.nilgiri.org. To order the book, please call 1-800-475-2369.