The Ninth Kha??a
The Ninth Khaṇḍa
SOURCE: The Thirteen Principal Upanishads. Translated from the Sanskrit with an outline of the philosophy of the Upanishads and an annotated bibliography by Robert Ernest Hume. With a list of recurrent and parallel passages by George C. O. Haas. 2d ed., rev. London: Oxford University Press, 1931, p. 246.
The unitary World-Soul, the immanent reality of all things and of man
1. 'As the bees, my dear, prepare honey by collecting the essences of different trees and reducing the essence to a unity,
[2.] as they are not able to discriminate "I am the essence of this tree," "I am the essence of that tree"—even so, indeed, my dear, all creatures here, though they reach Being, know not "We have reached Being."
3. Whatever they are in this world, whether tiger, or lion, or wolf, or boar, or worm, or fly, or gnat, or mosquito, that they become.
4. That which is the finest essence—this whole world has that as its soul. That is Reality. That is Ātman (Soul). That Śvetaketu.'
'Do you, sir, cause me to understand even more.'
'So be it, my dear,' said he. art thou,