Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-19.
1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 19.
“The Brahmanas and the Kshatriyas serve as its meal, and death itself is its condiment.”
“At the command of that Imperishable, the sun and the moon, the earth and the sky are held in their respective positions.
At the command of that Imperishable, the moments, the instants, the days, the nights, the fortnights, the months, the seasons, the years, stand differentiated in their own places.
At the command of that Imperishable, some rivers flow from the snowy mountains to the east, some to the west, in whatever direction each may flow. Whatever great actions one does in this world, even for thousands of years, without the knowledge of this Imperishable, is finite.
Whoever dies without the knowledge of this Imperishable, is miserable” (Brih. Up.).
“This Imperishable is satyam, True Being.”
“Sat is the immortal and ti is the mortal. Yam is that which holds the two together” (Chh. Up., VIII. 3. 5).
It rises above the mortal and the immortal, both of which are relative conceptions. The highest is ritam and brihat, real and great.
To be continued .....