By his contemplation of God,
the fruit of yagya,
the yogi who comes to know the identical Supreme Spirit
by direct perception rather than by just belief
assumption goes beyond the promised rewards,
and is liberated for ever.
This direct perception
the Supreme Spirit is named Ved-that which has been directly
revealed by God himself.
So when that unmanifest essence itself is known,
there remains nothing more to know.
After this even the need for the Ved is therefore done away with,
for the knower is now no different from him
who had revealed it to their seer-composers.
Yagya or the appointed task was a necessity earlier,
but once the reality is known there remains nothing else to pray for.
To subject the senses along with the mind to austerities is penance,
but even that is unnecessary now.
A total self-surrender, in thought, speech and action, is charity.
And the auspicious fruit of all these is the attainment of God.
And all these are now unnecessary because the desired goal
no longer away from the seeker.
The yogi who has realized God transcends the rewards
all these virtuous acts-yagya, penance, charity, and others,
~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~