The fool tries to control the mind
with the mind – what folly!
The wise one delights in the Self alone.
There is no mind to master or search.
For he who thinks that true knowledge
constitutes of things and mere ideas,
how can there be Self-Knowledge?
The wise do not see things as separate –
only the timeless Self.
Weak intellectuals may perceive
the Self as One without “other”.
But, being mired in sheer illusion,
they do not actually know Self,
and thusly live out their lives in utter misery.