MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-2, Discussion- 2.
( The Scriptural Treatise )
"Sarvam hyetad Brahma, ayam-atma Brahma,
so' yam-atma catuspat."
sarvam - all;
hi - indded;
brahma - this (is) BRAHMAM;
ayam atma brahma - this Self ( ATMA IN US ) is BRAHMAM;
sah - That ( BRAHMAM );
ayam atma - ( which is ) this Self ( ATMA IN US );
catuspat - ( is ) covered with four quarters ( PARTS ).
"All this is verily BRAHMAM. This is BRAHMAM. This JIVATMA ( ATMA WITHIN US ) has four quarters ( parts )."
In Vedantik enquiry, though the student is asked to concentrate upon himself, through a process of detachment from his body, mind and intellect, he is ultimately guided to the Spiritual Center latent in himself.
This technique should not be construed as an attempt to realise the Godliness in the individual as distinct from the Satanic/demonic impressions all around.
Realisation of ATMA, or the rediscovery of the Self, includes and incorporates the total realisation of the All-Pervading "DIVINITY."
To be continued ....