|When the knots
of the heart are untied, and man is freed from wordly attachments, he becomes immortal.
This is the whole of the teaching
The Antaratman is lodged in the secret recess of our
hearts. It is sheathed as the reed-plant is sheathed in its blades. We should abstract it
with understanding, tearing ourselves from attachments and desires and separating the pure
from the gross. The Spirit within is pure and is immortal. Thus Ends Yama's exhortation in
Of the size of a thumb, the Spirit within is lodged in the
hearts of men and is there always. With understanding, separate Him from the sheaths of
the body in which He is lodged, even as you take off the blades of a reed-plant. Know that
He is immaculate and deathless.