The study of the Vedas, linguistics,
Rituals, astronomy and all the arts
Can be called lower knowledge. The higher
Is that which leads to Self-realization.
The eye cannot see it; mind cannot grasp it.
The deathless Self has neither caste nor race,
Neither eyes not ears nor hands nor feet.
Sages say this Self is infinite in the great
And in the small, everlasting and changeless,
The source of life.