Vidyam cavidyam ca yas tad vedobhyam saha Avidyaya mrtyum tirtva vidyayamrtam asnute.


He who knows and understands knowledge and ignorance as one, through ignorance passes beyond the domain of death, through knowledge attains to an eternal Life and drinks deep the Light of Immortality.


Ignorance is the knowledge of the physical mind.
Knowledge is the secret of the soul.
When the physical mind surrenders its existence to the illumination of the soul, death dies; Immortality dawns.

Sri Chinmoy, The Upanishads: the Crown of India's Soul.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 13th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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