Totally powerless by themselves certainly;
They require power to function in actuality,
That source of power Brahman or Self be;
It Supreme Reality on which all rests surely,
It the hub of wheel - causing rolling to be;
Our wisdom lies in realizing that Power truly,
This sense world is not real - but a dream be;
Author, Munindra Misra, has the rare unique distinction of authoring numerous books/ebooks on the Sanatan Dharma in English rhyme. He has been honoured with a badge and awarded 'The Top Viewed Author Award' by Knol - A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.
From education to wisdom – see the height,
With wisdom may life’s path see true light;
May that light radiate - shinning so white,
Show Atma and Parmatma – energy bright;
Parmatma - supreme form, true pure energy,
Infinite, unending, the source of all certainly;
To create, convert Parmatma has the ability,
It origin, vigour, force, light, the final destiny;
It energy - Creator, Preserver, Destroyer be,
Indestructible, boundless, originator certainly.
Om Peace! Peace! Peace!
It from the Yajur Veda (Vajasaneyi) truly;
It teaches of God, world essential unity,
And of being and becoming very clearly;
It not so interested in Absolute in self be,
As in the Absolute in relation to world be;
It teaches that the life in this world but be,
Not incompatible to life in Divine Spirit truly;
Who beholds all beings in Self, Self in all be,
Never turns away from the Self - its part be.
When the Self of one, the very self-forgetfully,
Identifies itself with objects seen, experienced be;
It thus becomes impure, there arises certainly,
The craving based on ego-sense unquestionably;
This craving intensifies delusion subsequently,
Results in all the worldly sufferings and calamities;
Ego-sense is the source of all sins undoubtedly,
So cut this ego-sense with sword of wisdom fully;
When the whole universe is realized as illusory,
All the cravings then looses its meaning totally.
Aitareya Upanishad discusses three philosophical themes:
1. The world and man is the creation of the Atma (Soul, Universal Self);
2. The Atma undergoes threefold birth;
3. Consciousness is the essence of Atma.