|But the few,
who have true understanding, turn their mind inwards and realize the Self within. Those
without understanding, who do not control themselves and pursue external pleasures fall
into the widespread net of Birth and Death. Those of steady mind, realizing what is truly
lasting, do not turn their thoughts to transient pleasures.
The sacred fire is well concealed in the wood like a child
in the womb of the mother. The Soul is contained in the body as the fire is contained and
concealed in the, wood. Fire manifest takes shape in accordance with the thing burning. It
is now the flame of a lamp, now a furnace and now a forest-fire, according as to where it
is manifested. The fire by itself is one and the same. So also, the Soul though manifold
in embodiment, is the same as that in which it abides for the time being.