“प्रातः स्मरामि हृदि संस्फुरदात्मतत्त्वंसच्चित्सुखं परमहंसगतिं तुरीयम् ।यत्स्वप्नजागरसुषुप्तिमवैति नित्यंतद्ब्रह्म निष्कलमहं न च भूतसङ्घः ॥१॥prātaḥ smarāmi hṛdi saṃsphuradātmatattvaṃsaccitsukhaṃ paramahaṃsagatiṃ turīyam |yatsvapnajāgarasuṣuptimavaiti nityaṃtadbrahma niṣkalamahaṃ na ca bhūtasaṅghaḥ ||1||~At dawn, I meditate in my heart on the truth of the radiant inner Self.This true Self is Pure Being, Awareness, and Joy, the transcendent goal of the great sages.The eternal witness of the waking, dream and deep sleep states.I am more than my body, mind and emotions, I am that undivided Spirit.At dawn, I worship the true Self that is beyond the reach of mind and speech,By whose grace, speech is even made possible,This Self is described in the scriptures as “Not this, Not this”.It is called the God of the Gods, It is unborn, undying, one with the All.At dawn, I salute the true Self that is beyond all darkness, brilliant as the sun,The infinite, eternal reality, the highest.On whom this whole universe of infinite forms is superimposed.It is like a snake on a rope. The snake seems so real, but when you pick it up, it’s just a rope.This world is ever-changing, fleeting, but this eternal Light is real and everlasting.Who recites in the early morning these three sacred Slokas,which are the ornaments of the three worlds,obtains the Supreme Abode.~ Adi Shankara (8th century)” ― Adi Shankaracharya