The Upanishads

Author: Unknown


Though sitting, It travels far; though lying, It goes everywhere. Who else save me is fit to know that God, who is (both) joyful and joyless?

The Self is all-pervading, hence It is that which sits still and that which travels, that which is active and that which is inactive. It is both stationary and moving, and It is the basis of all forms of existence; therefore whatever exists in the universe, whether joy or joylessness, pleasure or pain, must spring from It. Who is better able to know God than I myself, since He resides in my heart and is the very essence of my being? Such should be the attitude of one who is seeking.


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Chicago: Unknown, "XXI," The Upanishads, trans. Benson, Vincent in The Upanishads Original Sources, accessed August 21, 2019,

MLA: Unknown. "XXI." The Upanishads, translted by Benson, Vincent, in The Upanishads, Original Sources. 21 Aug. 2019.

Harvard: Unknown, 'XXI' in The Upanishads, trans. . cited in , The Upanishads. Original Sources, retrieved 21 August 2019, from