Mundaka (from the Mundaka Upanishad)

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We are two birds, perched on one tree.
You eat the fruit of this world's pleasure and pain
while I look on.
I'm the one who is standing by you
When you die it is I who remain.

Eyes can not see, nor speech describe me.
Not be reason nor by effort am I known.
Not by ritual, nor by merit,
but by the grace of the Self, the Self is shown

Pure and resplendent,
I shine in a mind that is calm,
when the knots of the heart are loosed
and the senses are withdrawn.

With consciousness as your arrow,
and meditation as your bow,
make me your target;
pull back your mind
and let if fly home

Free your mind of sense distraction.
In attachment to action desires bind.
But find the goal of all desiring.
and you will leave both birth and death behind

I am life. I am speech. I am mind.
I am immortality.
Everything that moves or breathes
or blinks has its being in me.
In your inmost heart I dwell -
that is my citadel.
There is no space I do not fill.
Through my light all these others shine.

The unchanging alone prevails -
not the changing.
The unchanging alone
brings lasting fulfillment.

Within everything, without everything - unborn.
I am even beyond the tendency to take form.
Just as rivers running to the sea
lose their individuality,
so the enlightened merge with me,
no longer bound by name or form.

The unchanging alone prevails -
not the changing.
The unchanging alone
brings lasting fulfillment.