He (the Self) is all-encircling,
resplendent, bodiless, spotless, without sinews, pure,
untouched by sin, all-seeing, all-knowing,
He has disposed all things duly for eternal years.
This text defines the real nature of the Self. When our mind is cleansed fromthe dross of matter, then alone can we behold the vast, radiant, subtle,ever-pure and spotless Self, the true basis of our existence.
They enter into blind darkness
who worship Avidya (ignorance and delusion);
they fall, as it were, into greater darkness who
worship Vidya (knowledge).
By Vidya one end is attained;
by Avidya, another.
Thus we have heard from the wise men
who taught this.
The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda
Text from: Project Gutenberg