This is part of the second hymn to Skambha, the Divine
Pillar or truth of Oneness, from the tenth book of the Atharva Veda. Some of these verses
were used in the Upanishads or became the basis for Upanishadic teachings.
You are the woman and you are the man. You are the boy and
you are the girl. You are the old man who totters on his staff. You are born with your
face to every side.
And you are their father and you are their son. You are the
eldest and the youngest. The One God has entered into the mind. Born at first he wakes
within the child.
From the infinite, the infinite arises. The infinite
through the infinite is poured. And may we know that today from which the infinite