”I dwell deep in the hearts
of all beings; I am the source
of memory and knowledge, the author
of all scriptures, their wisdom, their goal.
In this world, there are two persons:
the transient and the eternal;
all beings are transient as bodies,
but eternal within the Self.
Yet beyond these two is the ultimate
Person, the highest Self,
the immutable Lord who, entering
the universe, brings it to life.
I am beyond the transient and am higher than the eternal;
therefore, scriptures and world
call me the Ultimate Person.”
- “The Bhagavad Gita”, 15.15-18; trans. Stephen Mitchell.