After explaining the Lower and Higher Knowledge, the Changeless Reality is pointed out to be all-pervadibg, subtler than the subtlest --- the source of all.
The creation of Universeis explained, with three beautiful analogies of Spider, Plants, and Hairs on the body of man, to have sprung out of Eternal brahmam.
Fruits of rituals and sacrifices ( not animal sacrifice ) are finite and transient.
Good works, no doubt, lead them to heaven, where rewards are quickly exhausted and they are flung back to earth.
Sincere Sadhakas who are contented, self-controlled and tranquil are advised to practice austerity and meditatio in solitude,
approach reverently a teacher well versed in scriptures and well established in Brahmam.
Such a teacher alone can show him the path to Liberation.
The Imperishable alone is real.
The things and beings arise from Him and merge back to Him, just as innumerable sparks fly upwards from the blazing fire and after burning themselves out merge back into the fire.
All creatures descend from the imperishable ---- from Him the sky, from sky the rain, from rain the food, and from food the seed in man which he gives to woman.
The Self-Illuminous Brahmam is all, ever-present in the hearts of all.
To be continued ...