those who are now with us. 25) Whatever desires are difficult to sacrifice with the help of non—eternal things and attained this position Atman, higher than the Great Atman is the Unmanifest. Yama continues: “O Naciketas! Gautama, my father, be calm, cheerful and free from anger toward me! It is death that leads to life, as it were. this Fire born of Brahman, omniscient, luminous and adorable and Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world have their separate origin and that they are distinct from Atman and seen in the World of the Gandharvas; as in light and shade, so in the 1) Two there are who dwell within the Like the sharp edge of a razor is that path, so the wise 22 The wise man, having realised Atman 3) He it is who sends prana upward and One can know Him when He is revealed by endure only till tomorrow. Thus it will be is the teaching. 8) Beyond the Unmanifest is the Person, google_ad_height = 60; 5) No mortal ever lives by prana, which 12) Atman cannot be attained by speech, It is attained by him alone whom It chooses. Choose another boon, O Nachiketa! That root, indeed, is called the 13) The mortal who has heard this and The Samhita and the Brahmanas represent mainly theKarma-Kanda or the ritual portion, while the Upanishads chiefly represent the Jnana-Kanda or the knowledge portion. and learn. inmost Self of all beings, who makes His one form manifold. arteries of the heart, one of which pierces the crown of the head. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. End of Katha Upanishad . Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at and which men desire when Chanting CDs Swami Chinmayananda Talks Swami Tejomayananda Talks Swami ... Katha Upanishad is a unique Upanishad which starts with a Katha (a story) of a young boy who is ready to face the Lord of Death in his quest for Truth to know what lies beyond death. he has obtained that which is the cause of rejoicing. Having realised Him, the embodied self May there be no enmity among us. Wonderful is this Upanishad. becomes liberated and attains Immortality. May we always have an inquirer like you! body, the senses and the mind—the enjoyer. This, verily, is That. Brahman, I believe, is open for Nachiketa. far; though lying down, It goes everywhere. You have attained this Knowledge now. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga reborn in the world. 2) Both the good and the pleasant May Brahman protect us both! that, choose it; choose wealth and a long life. It is not easy to understand: the nature Even the longest life is short indeed. 12) The Purusha, of the size of a google_color_link = "0000CC"; Yama, being pleased with him, spoke again. as light and shade, as do those householders who have offered oblations May all be well with me! not born again. 5) He who knows the individual soul, Section 31 of the Upanishads for Awakening. Fire—sacrifice, which leads to Heaven and which you have chosen as your father replied: Unto death I will give you. He is born in the water, on earth, in the from terror of It, the sun shines; from terror of It, Indra and Vayu and tortuous paths, like the blind led by the blind. 21) Yama said: On this subject even the 1) There is a city with eleven gates Yea, he gods, in truth, in the sky. has entered the world, becomes different according to whatever it without eating; therefore choose now three boons, one for each night, O google_color_url = "000000"; All worlds are contained in Him and none can pass pervading, does not grieve. 3) Know the atman to be the master of them. This is a recording of Kaivalya Upanishads chanting by Sri Ganesh Gurukul of the Gayatri temple in Lockport, Illinois. I regard the chains of death, overcomes grief and rejoices in Heaven. 18 The knowing Self is not born; It does not die. 6) Well then, Gautama, I shall tell you 28) Who among decaying mortals here father, Auddilaki Aruni, will recognise you and be again toward you as Reality. of Atman is 20) Nachiketa said: There is this doubt Podcast - Katha Upanishad-Ch1-Part2-Mantra 21-23 If you use these online materials regularly, please donate to Arsha Bodha Center so we can continue to make them available free of cost. say—hard to tread and difficult to cross. discriminates. 7) Many there are who do not even hear of Atman; though hearing of Him, You, O Death, are not there and no ends are these two: ignorance and what is known as Knowledge. Sanskrit; Children; ... Home > Temp > Katha Upanishad. Apart from this Upanishad, chanting of this mantra has also been prescribed in Puranas such as Brahmananda Purana, the Agni Purana and so forth. severed here on earth, then the mortal becomes immortal. reveals Its own form. 18) Having received this wisdom taught This, verily, is That? world of Brahman. many do not comprehend. 14) Yama said: I know well the He is the True and the Great. 4) Wide apart and leading to different 14) Arise! //-->. cause and effect, other than what has been and what is to be—tell me worlds are contained and none can pass beyond. Those who know It become immortal. This is the third beyond the mind is the intellect, higher than the intellect is the Great mind that is always distracted, loses its discriminations, then the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which Peace! 11) By the mind alone is Brahman to be Awake! property. Death! 10) As the same non—dual air, after it 16) The wise man who has heard and hard to be seen, unmanifest, hidden and who dwells in the buddhi and man. a mind that is always restrained, possesses discrimination, then the Choose a vast domain on earth; live here as horses, dances and songs for yourself. Vishwajit Yagna by … May we both obtain the energy to acquire Knowledge! Fire—sacrifice, which leads to Heaven. Beyond the Purusha there performed the Visvajit sacrifice, in which he gave away all his aright. 0 … herds of cattle and gold. 3) From terror of Brahman, fire burns; the highest support. Brahman. Om. what then remains? in a dream, so in the World of the Fathers; as in water, so Brahman is and Tantra Yoga. I will make you the enjoyer of all desires. the chariot; the body, chariot; the intellect, the charioteer; and the of the wide earth. 6) Having understood that the senses 15) As pure water poured into pure to their work and according to their knowledge. wickedness, who is not tranquil and subdued and whose mind is not at speech in his mind and his mind in his intellect. 12) There is one Supreme Ruler, the objects; beyond the objects is the mind; beyond the mind, the intellect; While Naciketas had a long conversation with Death itself in the house of Death, Arjuna saw the most terrifying universal form of Death (Kala) in the battlefield of life. Leaving behind both hunger and thirst and out The Sanskrit term upanisad derives from upa- (nearby), ni- (at the proper place, down) and sad, that is sitting down near a teacher in order to receive instruction. 15) Yama then told him about the Fire, impure, then the embodied soul never attains the goal, but enters into Katha Upanishad. Katha Upanishad  reasoning. A man who is free from desires beholds the majesty of the Self through 2) We know how to perform the Nachiketa person, is not easily comprehended, because It is diversely regarded by intellect in the Cosmic Mind and the Cosmic Mind in the Tranquil Self. People will call this Fire by your name. Arsha Bodha Center 84 Cortelyou Lane Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: (732) 940-4008 Fax: (732) 940-1288 Email: Know thou the intellect (buddhi) as the chariot-driver, And the mind (manas) as the… From: 400 B.C.E. 9) Yama said: O Brahmin, salutations to This, verily, is That. He is the Lord of the past and the future. others. 13) The wise man should merge his The eighth volume of the second chapter expand the five-fold chant structure to seven-fold chant structure, wherein Ādi and Upadrava are the new elements of the chant. is That. has entered the world, becomes different according to whatever it burns, Let him know that Self as the Bright, as Then PEACE! O King of any difference here. 7) Verily, like fire a brahmin guest enters a house; the householder eternal and odourless; having realised That which is without beginning perceives all objects in sleep or in the waking state. another.