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Upanishads
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Hinduism Doctrine And Way Of Living

SVETASVATAROPANISHAD

Without parts, action-less, tranquil, uncontaminable, spotless, the bridge that transcends and leads to immortality, consuming and unquenchable like fire.

VI-19

The direct teaching of a father or a Guru is essential. Without this, book-knowledge would be of no great avail. But more important than all is the previous purging of character and restraint of mind and senses, which are necessary for the knowledge and realization of the highest truth. Other wise, knowledge leads to harm, not to good. "I am God" would lead to arrogance and atheism without purity of character, restraint and humility and the personal guidance of father or revered teacher. Hence the following prohibition which should not be -understood in any sense other than the caution above indicated:

VI-22

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