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22. “Harm us now not in our baby or grandchild, damage us no longer in our existence, damage us no longer in our farm animals, damage us now not in our horses, slay now not our heroes on your anger, O Rudra. We invoke you usually with choices. ” 5th 1. There are , wisdom and lack of knowledge, that are lodged within the imperishable, endless very best Brahman the place they lie hidden. lack of awareness is perishable, wisdom is immortal. but he who ideas over wisdom and lack of expertise is one other. 2. the person who presides over each beginning, over all types and all wombs, is he who at the beginning consists of 22 in his innovations and witnesses that firstborn being born. three. Spreading out internet after internet in numerous methods, this God withdraws them into that box. 23 developing time and again by means of advantage of his powers the Lord, the nice soul, principles over all. four. because the sunlight shines, lighting fixtures up all areas, above, lower than and throughout, in order that one God, excellent, such a lot enjoyable, presides over all that's born of a womb. five. he's the womb of all, who matures his inherent nature [into creation], who brings to complete development all which may develop, who by myself presides over this entire universe and is in a position to apportion [to all issues] their respective features. 6. He lies hidden within the Upanishads, that are hidden within the Veda. is aware him because the resource of the Veda. The devas and of outdated knew him, and turning into one together with his nature, attained immortality. 7. the individual that, in response to his trends, plays motion that bears fruit, absolutely reviews [the fruit of] that motion. showing quite a few types in keeping with the 3 qualities,24 he, the king of existence, wanders alongside the 3 paths in line with his personal activities. 25 eight. he's the dimensions of a thumb, awesome just like the solar while possessed of goal () and experience of “I” (). but if he has in simple terms the characteristics of mind and self, he seems to be smaller than the purpose of an arrow. nine. recognize this dwelling Self to be one hundredth of 100th half of the end of a hair, but it partakes of infinity. 10. this is often neither male nor woman, neither is this neuter. no matter what physique it takes on, with that it turns into pointed out. eleven. Deluded by means of mind's eye and the enticement of sight and contact, and via a wealth of food and drinks, the self undergoes start and getting older. in keeping with his deeds, the dweller within the physique takes on shape after shape in several settings. 12. The dweller within the physique assumes many types, coarse and nice, in response to his personal traits, in addition to the traits of his prior activities and his physique. the foundation reason for their union is obvious to be another. 26 thirteen. with out starting, perpetually, author of the realm from the midst of chaos, of many varieties, on my own encompassing all that's— on realizing God, one is published from all fetters. 14. those that be aware of him who's attained by way of being him,27 who's stated to be bodiless, the reason for lifestyles and nonexistence, who's benign, the writer of production and its divisions,28 they're liberated from their our bodies. 6th 1. a few realized males converse of inborn nature, a few of time.