and the ignorance, who knows them both together, crossing over death through the
ignorance, attains immortality through the knowledge.
Into blinding darkness enter those who worship destruction. Into even greater
darkness, as it were, fall those who are attached to creation.
Destruction is of one movement, they declare, and creation
of the other. Thus have we heard from the wise who related the truth to us.
Creation and destruction, who knows them both together,
crossing over death through destruction, attains immortality through creation.
The face of truth is covered by a golden vessel. Remove
that, oh Sun who nourishes all, that we may perceive our real nature.
Sun, our Father, solitary seer, death, who control the
power of creation, disperse your rays and gather up your heat that I may see your most
beneficent form. The Being in the Sun, He am I!
Let my life enter the immortal life and the body end in
ashes. Om, Intelligence remember, remember your labor; Intelligence remember, remember
Fire, lead us by the perfect path to reality, God who knows
all the ways of wisdom. Remove from us the wandering evil. The most full utterance of
surrender may we offer unto you.