Welling in a body like the air-ships of the gods, he tastes boundless joys freely presented to him. The knower of the Suprene SELF is a child obedient to a higher will; he is of form unmanifest, untouched by allurement.
Clothed in space, or wearing a vesture, clothed in skin or in pure thought, as a madman or child or a ghost, he walks the earth.
Withdrawing desire from things of desire, the silent sage wlaks in solitude, ever contented int he Supreme SELF, through the Supreme SELF he stands firm.
Now as a madman, now a sage, now a glorious , great king, now a humble wanderer, now solitary as a serpent, now honoured, now lightly esteemed, now unknown, thus goes the sage, ever rejoicing in the highest bliss.
Thou without riches, yet ever content; though without a helper, yet of mighty power; though bereft, yet ever rejoicing; though afflicted, full of joy.
Acting, though not himself the actor; reaping the reward, though not seeking enjoyment; possessing a body, though beyond the body; though hemmed in, yet going everywhere.
Neither good nor evil, neither fair nor foul touch him, dwelling ever beyond the body, full of the vision of the Eternal.
— Shri Shankaracharya