Creating people's geographies
perch on the same tree.
One eats the fruit,
the other looks on.
The first bird is our individual Self,
feeding on the pleasures and pains of this world.
The other is the universal Self,
Silently witnessing all.
— Manduka Upanishad, 5th Century BC
Whoever sees all beings in the soul
and the soul in all beings
does not shrink away from this.
In whom all beings have become one with the knowing soul
what delusion or sorrow is there for the one who sees unity?
It has filled all.
It is radiant, incorporeal, invulnerable,
without tendons, pure, untouched by evil.
Wise, intelligent, encompassing, self-existent,
it organizes objects throughout eternity.
— Isha Upanishad Verses 6, 7 and 8