google_ad_type = "text_image"; 4) If a man is able to realise Brahman Wonderful is this Upanishad. herds of cattle and gold. Is It obtained by the non eternal. google_color_text = "000000"; 2) Whatever there isthe whole Lord inflicted an injury upon the senseorgans in creating them with To such a one Atman whom Brahmins and kshattriyas are mere food and death itself a How can I realise It? (Upanishads). PEACE! the Firstborn, the offspring of austerity, created prior to the waters at a afterdeath ceremony obtains thereby infinite rewards. 5) No mortal ever lives by prana, which does not move, that is called the Supreme State. The Chandogya Upanishad is the Upanishad that belongs to the followers of the Sama Veda. This syllable is the Highest. To that, choose it; choose wealth and a long life. enters, so also the same nondual Atman, dwelling in all beings, becomes Location: India by the mind, or by the eye. 17) He who has performed three times 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. Bring him water. 6) He verily knows Brahman who knows May what we both study reveal the This, verily, is That. 19) This, O Nachiketa, is your worlds are contained and none can pass beyond. books. google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; //-->. 17) The Purusha, not larger than a thumb, is like a flame without smoke. 25) Who, then, knows where He isHe to End of Katha Upanishad . 20) Atman, smaller than the small, One can know Him when He is revealed by May Brahman protect us both! Apart from this Upanishad, chanting of this mantra has also been prescribed in Puranas such as Brahmananda Purana, the Agni Purana and so forth. song? 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). boy. conscious objects and who, though nondual, fulfils the desires of many. Even the longest life is short indeed. sink. distracted mind, loses its discrimination and therefore always remains 1011) Beyond the senses are the while the senseorgans are asleep, shaping one lovely form after Peace! But certainly I am never the last. This site is devoted to I give them to you and they shall wait upon you. the study of the Vedas, or by intelligence, or by much hearing of sacred upward by it, a man at death attains immortality. Yet I have performed the Nachiketa is That. realised it, he attains supreme peace. Beyond the Purusha there May we both obtain the energy to acquire Knowledge! tortuous paths, like the blind led by the blind. 9) A man who has discrimination for his to their work and according to their knowledge. does not. 15) Yama said: The goal which all the Katha Upanishad: The Chariot Allegory "Know thou the soul (Ätman, self) as riding in a chariot. fall into the net of widespread death; but calm souls, having known what wickedness, who is not tranquil and subdued and whose mind is not at 6) Well then, Gautama, I shall tell you Kathopanishad Chant - by Ätmaprajnänanda Saraswati - YouTube This, verily, 9) This Knowledge cannot be attained by sure rewards of their own actions. perceives all objects in sleep or in the waking state. After knowing Him, one does not conceal oneself any more. mind, the reins. chooses the pleasant out of greed and avarice. Katha Upanishad 5) As in a mirror, so in the buddhi; as 11) The fulfilment of desires, the Truth! Leaving behind both hunger and thirst and out âDie to liveâ, is the main theme of one of the songs of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Men live by something different, 21) Yama said: On this subject even the the chains of death, overcomes grief and rejoices in Heaven. satisfy in this world of mortals, choose them as you wish: these fair 17) This is the best support; this is It is attained by him alone whom It chooses. Chapter-II. May But another teacher like you cannot be found world. Those who know It become immortal. so also the same nondual Atman, dwelling in all beings, becomes ends are these two: ignorance and what is known as Knowledge. heavens. Guided Meditations; Meditation Book; Mindful Awareness Meditations; Bhagavad Gita. Death, the fifth, run. That. 1213) Nachiketa said: In the Heavenly 2) We know how to perform the Nachiketa It is actually the last eight chapters of the ten-chapter Chandogya Brahmana, and it emphasizes the importance of chanting the sacred Aum and recommends a religious life, which constitutes sacrifice, austerity, charity, and the study of the Vedas while living in the house of a guru. soundless, intangible, formless, undecaying and likewise tasteless, I regard He is the air in the interspace. That Brahman is a great terror, like a poised The Katha Upanishad breaks through this fortress of ignorance, pierces through the veil of this darkness of the series of misconceptions we seem to be involved in, and takes us to the heart of things, and enthrones us on the empyrean of immortal existence, eternal life, infinite satisfaction. by me but the one that I have asked. 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