' Atma-Upadesa ~ Teaching About or of the Self '
As with a well with measureless sand dropping ceaselessly,
Whereon wafting tier on tier, fitful gusts prevail,
So too, to the waftings of untruth's hierarchy exposed
Inwardly does the Inner Self multitudinous forms attain.
The transcendental ultimate is the sky, that power
Expansive is the wind, consciousness fire, and the sense-organs
Water, the object of perception the earth; thus as principles five,
What keeps ever burning, has its secret in One alone.