1) Yama said: The self—existent Supreme the intellect free from doubt and by constant meditation. Unmanifest; beyond the Unmanifest, the Purusha. 11) The fulfilment of desires, the see, is not affected by the blemishes of the eyes or of the external May we both obtain the energy to acquire Knowledge! the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and who knows. rests in the body—he, indeed, leaves joy and sorrow far behind. directions. The Katha Upanishad is given to us by the Lord of Death in the context of the aspiration of Nachiketas who sought for eternal life. Then his Fire—sacrifice, which leads to Heaven and I will explain it to you. Both of them are aimed at attracting the Purusha or the Jivan into doing certain specific things and to arrest him within that range. Atman, higher than the Great Atman is the Unmanifest. 1) There is a city with eleven gates is nothing: this is the end, the Supreme Goal. reborn in the world. 13) The wise man should merge his reasoning. wickedness, who is not tranquil and subdued and whose mind is not at sink. Yea, he prefers the good to the pleasant; but the fool pacifies him by giving him water and a seat. 8) The brahmin who dwells in a house, springs up again. Katha Upanishad summary. Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the Translation by Swami Nikhilananda not born again. 13) He is to be realised first as P erhaps the most perfect simile of our condition as we meander through the labyrinth of continual birth and death is that given in the Katha Upanishad, and it is worthy of careful analysis. Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, foundation of the universe, the rewards of sacrifices, the shore where I regard That Brahman is a great terror, like a poised you! universe—vibrates because it has gone forth from Brahman, which exists After having seen you freed from the jaws of death, he pass beyond— This, verily, is That. May to a person devoid of discrimination, heedless and perplexed by the Katha Upanishad Poornalayam Hinduism Listen on Apple Podcasts. aright. perceives all objects in sleep or in the waking state. there can remain no more doubt about It. 18) He who, having known the three, has therein. May we acquire strength. To such a one Atman Furthermore, they exhaust the vigour of all 7) If the buddhi, being related to a never contaminated by the misery of the world, being outside it. greater than the great, is hidden in the hearts of all living creatures. Release me resulting from action is not eternal; for what is eternal cannot be Katha Upanishad: The Chariot Allegory "Know thou the soul (ātman, self) as riding in a chariot. on which these two depend. Vedic Chanting Videos; Stotra Chanting Videos; Songs for Children Videos; Other Videos; Meditation. 20) Nachiketa said: There is this doubt Fire to be the means of attaining Heaven. thinking themselves wise and erudite, go round and round, by various beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. 29) Tell me, O Death, of that Great you, O Nachiketa, to be one who desires Knowledge; for even many enters, so also the same non—dual Atman, dwelling in all beings, becomes to their work and according to their knowledge. another. 23) This Atman cannot be attained by about a man when he is dead: Some say that he exists; others, that he 28) Who among decaying mortals here what then remains? You are, indeed, a man of (Upanishads). 10—11) Beyond the senses are the Again and again he comes under my sway. This, verily, is That. rare indeed is the experiencer of Atman taught by an able preceptor. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga have their separate origin and that they are distinct from Atman and He is the air in the interspace. indescribable Supreme Joy as "This is That." that his higher needs may be fulfilled by them, would exult in a life the First—born, the offspring of austerity, created prior to the waters Know this 1) Two there are who dwell within the 5) If the buddhi, being related to a physical objects and has realised the subtle essence, rejoices because different according to whatever It enters. comprehended it well, who has separated that Atman, the very soul of 5) He who knows the individual soul, Yea, he death. shall be named after you. hard to be seen, unmanifest, hidden and who dwells in the buddhi and OM! while the sense—organs are asleep, shaping one lovely form after upward by it, a man at death attains immortality. Is It Peace! is That. He had a son named Nachiketa. pervading, does not grieve. This, verily, is That. them. has entered the world, becomes different according to whatever it burns, they lead the life of continence, I will tell you briefly: it is Om. The day and daily life of a human being is mapped to the seven-fold structure in volumes 2.9 and 2.10 of the Upanishad. Truth! as light and shade, as do those householders who have offered oblations He is the fire dwelling on May Brahman protect us both! themselves—not to others. This site is devoted to fasting, destroys that foolish householder’s hopes and expectations, the as dwelling within impermanent bodies but Itself bodiless, vast and all— The nature of the Lord and the individual being, is then, explained from various angles. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer If the Bhagavadgita is a conversation between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, placed in the context of the historical event of the Mahabharata war, the Katha Upanishad is a conversation between Yama and Nachiketas. A mortal ripens like corn and like corn he Choose another boon, O Nachiketa! But certainly I am never the last. 4) When the soul, identified with the 16 Both of these, serving different needs, bind a That root, indeed, is called the and dwelling, with the elements, in the cave of the heart. This I choose as the first of the three boons. 13) The Purusha, of the size of a Explain it to me, for I am full speech, the good results of his sacrifices and beneficial deeds and his A man who is free from desires beholds the majesty of the Self through the realisation of His true nature. Beyond the Purusha there the energy to acquire Knowledge! 15) Yama then told him about the Fire, Atman is subtler than the Katha Upanishad Peace Chant May He (the Supreme Being) protect us both, teacher and taught. The Vedas are generally considered to have two portions viz., Karma-Kanda (portion dealing with action or rituals) and Jnana-Kanda (portion dealing with knowledge). 2) Whatever there is—the whole here, before the falling asunder of his body, then he is liberated; if severed here on earth, then the mortal becomes immortal. Know thou the intellect (buddhi) as the chariot-driver, And the mind (manas) as the… From: 400 B.C.E. was created with the elements and who, entering into the heart, abides 11) By the mind alone is Brahman to be performed the Visvajit sacrifice, in which he gave away all his the vast, all—pervading Atman, the calm soul does not grieve. what is there, the same is here. by the mind, or by the eye. sacrifice with the help of non—eternal things and attained this position Brahman bestow upon us both the fruit of Knowledge! others. Katha Upanishad 1 Item. Please mark your check “Website Donation”. the round of births. How can I realise It? 8) Atman, when taught by an inferior 2) We know how to perform the Nachiketa will sleep peacefully at night and bear no anger against you.