अयमाकाशः सर्वेषां भूतानां मधु, अस्याकाशस्य सर्वाणि भूतानि मधु; यश्चायमस्मिन्नाकाशे तेजोमयोऽमृतमयः, पुरुषः, यश्चायमध्यात्मम् ह्र्द्याकाषस्तेजोमयोऽमृतमयः पुरुषः, अयमेव स योऽयमात्मा, इदममृतम्, इदं ब्रह्म, इदं सर्वम् ॥ १० ॥
ayamākāśaḥ sarveṣāṃ bhūtānāṃ madhu, asyākāśasya sarvāṇi bhūtāni madhu; yaścāyamasminnākāśe tejomayo’mṛtamayaḥ, puruṣaḥ, yaścāyamadhyātmam hrdyākāṣastejomayo’mṛtamayaḥ puruṣaḥ, ayameva sa yo’yamātmā, idamamṛtam, idaṃ brahma, idaṃ sarvam || 10 ||
10. This ether is like honey to all beings, and all beings are like honey to this ether. (The same with) the shining, immortal being who is in this ether, and the shining, immortal being who is (identified with) the ether in the heart, in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all.
Similarly the ether. In the body, the ether in the heart.
It has been stated that the elements beginning with earth and ending with the ether as also the gods, identified respectively with the body and the organs, are like honey to each individual because of their helpfulness. What connects them with these individuals so that they are helpful like honey, is now being described: