The Lord supports this universe, which consists of a combination of the perishable and the imperishable, the manifest and the unmanifest.
As long as the self does not know the Lord, it gets attached to worldly pleasures, and is bound; but when it knows Him, all fetters fall away from it.

– Shvetashvatara Upanishad 1.8


Matter is perishable, but God is imperishable and immortal. He, the only God, rules over the perishable matter and individual souls.
By meditating on him, by uniting with Him, and by becoming one with Him, there is cessation of all illusion in the end.

– Shvetashvatara Upanishad 1.10


I have realized this Great Being who shines effulgent like the Sun beyond all darkness.
One passes beyond death only on realizing Him. There is no other way of escape from the circle of births and deaths.

– Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3.8


That Infinite Being has a thousand heads, a thousand eyes and a thousand feet enveloping the whole universe on all sides. He exists beyond ten fingers.

That which is, that which was, and that which is yet to be – all this is nothing but this Infinite Being. Though He grows beyond His own nature into the form of the objective universe, He still remains the Lord of Immortality. With hands and feet everywhere, with eyes, heads and mouths everywhere, with ears everywhere, That exists, pervading everything in the universe.

They realize Him as shining by the functions of all the senses yet without the senses as the lord of all, the ruler of all, the refuge of all and the friend of all.
It is He who resides in the body, the city of nine gates. He is the soul that sports in the outside world. He is the master of the whole world, animate and inanimate.

Without hands and feet He goes fast and grasps; without eyes He sees; without ears He hears. He knows whatever is to be known, yet there is none who knows Him.

They say He is the foremost, the great Infinite Being.

– Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3.14 – 19


He who at the beginning of creation projected Brahma, who delivered the Vedas unto him, who constitutes the supreme bridge of immortality, who is the partless, free from actions, tranquil, faultless, taintless and resembles the fire that has consumed its fuel – seeking liberation I go for refuge to that Effulgent One, whose light turns the understanding towards the Atman (Inner Soul).

– Shvetashvatara Upanishad 6.18-19


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