Playing One’s Role in the World
Realising the truth of Self
within your heart and
ever abiding as the Supreme,
play according to the human role
[that you have assumed]
as if experiencing pleasures and pains along with the [people of this] world.
It is not right for the Wise One
to behave improperly,
even though He has known
all that is to be known and
attained all that is to be attained.
observe the code of conduct
which is befitting to
your outward mode of life.
The last line refers to religions, caste, and so on.
- The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Guru Vachaka Kovai. Verses 81 & 82.
An Analysis of the Truth. Chapter 5.
Playing One’s Role in the World.