Isa Upanishad

AUM
THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
FROM WHOLENESS EMERGES WHOLENESS.
WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS.

AT THE HEART OF THIS PHENOMENAL WORLD,
WITHIN ALL ITS CHANGING FORMS,
DWELLS THE UNCHANGING LORD.
SO, GO BEYOND THE CHANGING,
AND, ENJOYING THE INNER,
CEASE TO TAKE FOR YOURSELF
WHAT TO OTHERS ARE RICHES.

CONTINUING TO ACT IN THE WORLD,
ONE MAY ASPIRE TO BE ONE HUNDRED.
THUS, AND ONLY THUS, CAN A MAN BE FREE
FROM THE BINDING INFLUENCE OF ACTION.
UNILLUMINED INDEED ARE THOSE WORLDS CLOUDED
BY THE BLINDING DARKNESS OF IGNORANCE.
INTO THIS DEATH SINK ALL THOSE WHO SLAY THE SELF.

AUM
PURNAMADAH
PURNAMIDAM
PURNAT PURNAMUDACHYATE
PURNASYA PURNAMADAYA
PURNAMEVA VASHISHYATE.

AUM
THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
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WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS.

THE ONE SELF NEVER MOVES,
YET IS TOO SWIFT FOR THE MIND.
THE SENSES CANNOT REACH IT,
YET LT IS EVER BEYOND THEIR GRASP.
REMAINING STILL, IT OUTSTRIPS ALL ACTIVITY,
YET IN IT RESTS THE BREATH OF ALL THAT MOVES.

IT MOVES, YET MOVES NOT.
IT IS FAR, YET IT IS NEAR.
IT IS WITHIN ALL THIS,
AND YET WITHOUT ALL THIS.

HE WHO SEES EVERYTHING AS NOTHING BUT THE SELF,
AND THE SELF IN EVERYTHING HE SEES,
SUCH A SEER WITHDRAWS FROM NOTHING.
FOR THE ENLIGHTENED, ALL THAT EXISTS
IS NOTHING BUT THE SELF,
SO HOW COULD ANY SUFFERING OR DELUSION
CONTINUE FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THIS ONENESS?

HE WHO PERVADES ALL, IS RADIANT,
UNBOUNDED AND UNTAINTED,
INVULNERABLE AND PURE.
HE IS THE KNOWER, THE ONE MIND,
OMNIPRESENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENT.
HE HAS HARMONIZED DIVERSITY
THROUGHOUT ETERNAL TIME.

AUM
PURNAMADAH
PURNAMIDAM
PURNAT PURNAMUDACHYATE
PURNASYA PURNAMADAYA
PURNAMEVA VASHISHYATE.

AUM
THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
FROM WHOLENESS EMERGES WHOLENESS.
WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS

INTO A BLINDING DARKNESS GO THEY WHO WORSHIP ACTION ALONE.
INTO AN EVEN GREATER DARKNESS GO THEY WHO WORSHIP MEDITATION.

FOR IT IS OTHER THAN MEDITATION,
IT IS OTHER THAN ACTION.
THIS WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE ENLIGHTENED ONES.

MEDITATION AND ACTION --
HE WHO KNOWS THESE TWO TOGETHER,
THROUGH ACTION LEAVES DEATH BEHIND AND
THROUGH MEDITATION GAINS IMMORTALITY.

INTO A BLINDING DARKNESS GO THEY WHO IDOLIZE THE ABSOLUTE,
INTO AN EVEN GREATER DARKNESS GO THEY WHO DOTE ON THE RELATIVE.

FOR IT IS OTHER THAN THE RELATIVE,
IT IS OTHER THAN THE ABSOLUTE.
THIS WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE ENLIGHTENED ONES.

AUM
PURNAM ADAHA
PURNAM IDAM
PURNAT PURNAMUDACHYATE
PURNASYA PURNAMADAYA
PURNAMEVA VASHISHYATE

AUM
THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
FROM WHOLENESS EMERGES WHOLENESS.
WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS.

I ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE --
HE WHO KNOWS THESE TWO TOGETHER,
THROUGH THE RELATIVE LEAVES DEATH BEHIND
AND THROUGH THE ABSOLUTE GAINS IMMORTALITY.

THE THRESHOLD OF REALITY IS VEILED BY GOLDEN LIGHT.
REVEAL IT, O LORD, FOR MY DHARMA IS TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

O LORD OF LIGHT, THE KNOWING ONE, THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN,
GIVER OF LIFE TO ALL,
SPREAD APART THY RAYS,
GATHER UP THY BRILLIANCE,
THAT I MAY PERCEIVE THY FINEST AND MOST SPLENDROUS NATURE,
THAT COSMIC SPIRIT WHICH LIES AT THY HEART.
FOR I MYSELF AM THAT!

LET MY BREATH MERGE WITH THE COSMIC BREATH,
MAY MY BODY BE AS DUST,
REMEMBER, O MIND, REMEMBER WHAT HAS BEEN DONE.

REMEMBER, O MIND, REMEMBER WHAT HAS BEEN DONE.

O AGNI, SHOW US THE RIGHT PATH,
LEAD US TO ETERNAL FREEDOM,
THOU WHO KNOWEST ALL.
MAY WE NOT BE DIVERTED FROM OUR GOAL,
FOR WITH ALL DEVOTION WE SUBMIT OURSELVES TO THEE.

AUM
PURNAMADAH
PURNAMIDAM
PURNAT PURNAMUDACHYATE
PURNASYA PURNAMADAYA
PURNAMEVA VASHISYATE.

AUM THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
FROM WHOLENESS EMERGES WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS.