That higher is an absence of thirst for the attributes of nature,
from a recognition of the animating principle.
tat - that, thispara - higher, otherpuruṣa - animating principle, self, consciousness, spirit; a person, man, a human being; peoplekhyāti - recognition; perception, knowledgeguṇa - an ingredient or constituent or attribute of nature; a property or characteristic of all created things; qualities; a quality, peculiarity, attribute or property; the peculiar properties of the lettersvitṛṣṇasya - absence of thirst
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty....”Albert Einstein