The Upanishads, Part 1 (SBE01), by Max Müller, , at sacred-texts.com
1. 'Hope (âsâ) is better than memory. Fired by hope does memory read the sacred hymns, perform sacrifices, desire sons and cattle, desire this world and the other. Meditate on hope.
2. 'He who meditates on hope as Brahman, all his desires are fulfilled by hope, his prayers are not in vain; he is, as it were, lord and master as far as hope reaches--he who meditates on hope as Brahman.'
'Sir, is there something better than hope?'
'Yes, there is something better than hope.'
'Sir, tell it me.'