He Knows


Vidyam cavidyam ca yas tad vedobhyam saha

Avidyaya mrtyum tirtva vidyayamrtam asnute.




He who knows and understands

knowledge and ignorance as one,

through ignorance passes beyond the domain of death,

through knowledge attains to an eternal Life

and drinks deep the Light of Immortality.




Ignorance is the knowledge of the physical mind.

Knowledge is the secret of the soul.

When the physical mind surrenders its existence to the illumination of the soul, death dies; Immortality dawns.


Excerpt from: The Upanishads: The Crown Of India’s Soul

                    By: Sri Chinmoy.