The following maxims are aligned to Lahiri Mahasaya's commentary on the Niralamba Upanishad. All stand out in the work that you find references to near the bottom.
You should learn to drop the imagined caste for the sake of your individual Self
Let the individual self become the ultimate Self [cf. Great Vedic Saying 4].
The caste is something imagined [cf. v. 8]. (2)
An ego floats beyond. Inside it is the true and real Self. That is the teaching
Heaven is to hold onto the true Self [v. 20].
The great cosmic ego is floating in all kinds of reasonings [cf. v. 2].
It should be worth while paying attention to what brings benefits (i.e., righteousness) [cf. v. 27]. (4)
The Self is beyond all signs or titles [cf. v. 1].
The ultimate Self is true and real [v. 11].
To make and give gifts to the Self is the highest art there is. You are not deceived that way
Hell is to hold onto the not-self [v. 21].
Bondage consists also of making gifts with expectations of results [cf. v. 16].
Suffering is not to hold onto the Self [v. 19]. ✪
In deep knowledge is bliss hidden [cf. Great Vedic Saying 3].
The Self is Surya - all [cf. v. 7].
In deep contemplation, try to drop deep sayings, and then deceptions may fall off too.
Self is also Beyond-Self
Wise is he who knows his Self in all beings. ⚶ Heaven and great happiness is from the Self. #74-75
The individual self and the ultimate Self: One. ⚶ The Self is true and real. #76, 74
The Self is beyond all signs and titles, and is floating inside all kinds of reasoning. ⚶ Bondage includes making gifts with expectation of results. #72, 74
The ultimate Self is all. #73 ◇
Heaven is to hold onto the true Self. ◇75
Try to get sensibly aware of maya in the imagination
It should bring benefit to pay attention to what is worthy. ◇, #75
Aiyar, K Narayanasvami, tr. Thirty Minor Upanishads. Madras: K. N. Ayar, 1914. ⍽▢⍽ These translated selected texts are about yogic philosophy and practices. A translation of the Niralamba Upanishad is also there. Recent reprint editions of Aiyar's book exist.
Satyeswarananda, Swami, tr. Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay Vol. III: The Upanisads: The Vedic Bibles. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1992.
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