' Atma-Upadesa ~ Teaching About or of the Self '

Outside objects hold the field, each distinct from each,
With the sense that measures, whose function is nescience,
And these in turn with many sets of names, such as that of directions,
Or the sky, keep rising up and into awareness change.

Mere orthodoxy, which keeps saying that one should not adopt
As one's own a doctrine belonging to another side, how can it
True knowledge bring? Lip service does not avail -
One has earnestly to contemplate the state supreme.