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Single Idea 8150

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / b. Soul]

Full Idea

Like two birds of golden plumage, the individual self and the immortal Self perch on the branches of the same tree. The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the divine self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad.

Gist of Idea

The immortal Self and the sad individual self are like two golden birds perched on one tree


Anon (Upan) (The Upanishads [c.950 BCE], 'Mundaka')

Book Reference

'The Upanishads', ed/tr. Prabhavananda /Manchester [Mentor 1957], p.47

A Reaction

Hinduism gives a much clearer and bolder picture of the soul than Christianity does. I don't see much consolation in the immortality of the wonderful Self, if my individual self is doomed to misery and extinction. Which one is me?