' Atma-Upadesa ~ Teaching About or of the Self '
At birth-time there is no being, and who is born
Is not there at another moment; how ever does this have existence?
Death too is even likewise, and thus birth too is nought;
All is a flux and a becoming within the mind-stuff pure!
Contraries, like being and becoming, how could they
As creation, endurance, dissolution in one place co-exist?
For these three to pass into, there is nothing either;
Thus viewed, earth and other things are mere word alone,