नैव किंचित्करोमीति युक्तो मन्येत तत्त्ववित्।
पश्यन् श्रृणवन्स्पृशञ्जिघ्रन्नश्नन्गच्छन्स्वपन् श्वसन्।।5.8।।
।।5.8।। तत्त्ववित् युक्त पुरुष यह सोचेगा (अर्थात् जानता है) कि मैं किंचित् मात्र कर्म नहीं करता हूँ देखता हुआ सुनता हुआ स्पर्श करता हुआ सूंघता हुआ खाता हुआ चलता हुआ सोता हुआ श्वास लेता हुआ।।
One who has realised the nature of the atma or soul knows the true nature of reality. Such a person reflects that through the senses of perception such as eyes and ears, the senses of action such as the voice, the pranas or life breaths, the physical body functions with all its corresponding objects; but factually I am separate as an individual consciousness from all these activities and virtually do not do any of these actions. The conception of doership is derived from contact with the senses which a living entity is coerced to accept from time immemorial due to past actions in past lives. But this doership is not an essential attribute of the atma and thus it is not necessary to accept. So I shall not accept it as being my essential nature. Thus does one situated in atma tattva or soul realisation reflect.