' Atma-Upadesa ~ Teaching About or of the Self '
Apart from awareness I have no being:
As distinct from me awareness cannot remain
As mere light; both knowledge and knower, contemplation
Reveals beyond doubt as of one substance alone.
Even when knowledge to egoism is subject in any predication,
And one is unmindful of the ultimate verity of what is said,
Yet as with the truth, however ultimate, such knowledge
Can never fall outside the scope of the knowing self.