Those who adopt action with an eye on its outcome, walk into the darkness of ignorance. Still darker is the way of those who practice austerities with an intent to gain merits.
We have heard from the wise men who created civil system that action and knowledge lead to different kinds of gains.
But the one who does not differentiate between action and knowledge but treats both of them as one and same, transcends the mortal dimension and gets established in the Ultimate Reality.
Those who pursue the Imperceptible walk into the darkness of ignorance.Still darker is the way of those who follow the Perceptible.
We have heard from the wise men who created civil system that different kinds of achievements are predicted from pursuit of the Imperceptible and the Perceptible.
But the one who does not differentiate between the Imperceptible and the Perceptible but treats both of them as one and same, achieves immortality by pursuing the Manifest following the path of action.
The Ultimate Reality resides in the source of Eternal Radiance and its Origin is covered by effulgence . O,Uniter! kindly uncover the the True Self and reveal it to me, the pursuer of Truth.
O’ Sun! the Lone Walker, the Master creator and sustainer of life on earth, kindly restrain your rays that dazzle my eyes so that I can perceive my own Ultimate Self that resides in serene effulgence.
May my vital forces merge into the Eternal Breath and my mortal remains be consigned to the sacred fire. O’ mind! the embodiment of resolutions, establish yourself in the remembrance of the One you pursued during your existence.
O’ Sacred Fire! Kindly lead through the righteous way to the outcome of our past actions . O’ God! the Knower of all our thoughts and actions, kindly destroy the result of our deceitful actions. We offer our obeisance to you.
Thus concludes Ishavasyopanishad