Detail of "Of Salt And Light" by @spacedpainter <Remember my son, your body dies, but your Self does not.’ Uddalaka told Shvetaketu to bring him a fruit from a nearby banyan tree and to break it open.
Shvetaketu did and said, ‘There are seeds inside, all very small.’ ‘Now break one of the seeds and tell me what you see.’ ‘Nothing, Father.’ Uddalaka said, ‘My son, this great banyan tree has grown from a seed so small that you cannot see it.
Believe me, an invisible and subtle essence is the Spirit of the whole universe.‘Now, take this salt and put it in some water and bring it to me tomorrowmorning.’ The next morning Shvetaketu looked for the salt but couldn’t find it because it had dissolved.
Uddalaka asked his son to taste the water. ‘Salty,’ he said, adding, ‘the salt will always remain in the water.’ “That’s right. The salt permeates the water, just like the Self.
Even though we cannot see it, the Self is within all things and there is nothing that doesn’t come from Him. “This invisible and subtle essence is the Spirit of the whole universe. That is reality.
That is truth. And you, Shvetaketu, you – are that!’> – from the "Chandogya Upanishad"
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