What thing I am I do not know.
I wander secluded, burdened by my mind.
When the Firstborn of Truth has come to me
I receive a share in that selfsame Word.
~Rig Veda: I, 164, 37


nā tvaham kāmaye rājayam na svarga nāpunarbhavam|
kāmaye dukhataptānām prānināmārtināśanam|

                                                        
“I do not for a royal realm aspire,
For release or for paradise.
To serve those bent with grief I desire,
and calm their sorrows and help them rise.”