The foolish man who likewise knows the nature of the Self. The great-souled Yama, being well pleased, said to him (Nachikētas): yāṁ tvamāpaḥ satyadhṛtirbatāsi Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff. Therefore no other boon can be equal to this one. Just like one light exists and penetrates the cosmic space, enveloping and clinging to everything and every form individually, the "one inner Self" of beings exists and dwells in all beings, clings to every form and remains still without, states the Katha Upanishad. or not?" is glorified in the world of Brahman. Katha Upanishad, in verses 1.2.12 asserts Atman – Soul, Self – exists, though it is invisible and full of mystery. FIRST VALLÎ. having entered into the cave of the heart, यदा सर्वे प्रभिद्यन्ते हृदयस्येह ग्रन्थयः । who is the highest imperishable Brahman That alone is called the Immortal. He about whom many are not even able to hear, य एवं विद्वाँश्चिनुते नाचिकेतम् । अथ धीरा अमृतत्वं विदित्वा He who gives these undoubtedly goes to joyless realms. नात्माऽस्य जन्तोर्निहितो गुहायाम् । so'dhvanaḥ pāramāpnoti tadviṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padam || 9 ||. Charles Johnston has called Katha Upanishad as one of the highest spiritual texts, with layers of metaphors embedded therein. धातुप्रसादान्महिमानमात्मनः ॥ २० ॥, aṇoraṇīyānmahato mahīyā प्रयतः श्राद्धकाले वा तदानन्त्याय कल्पते । The epigraph reads, "The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard." kiɱ svidyamasya kartavyaṁ yanmayā'dya kariṣyati || 5 ||. Higher than the senses is the mind, O Gautama (Nachikētas), एको बहूनां यो विदधाति कामान् । then the wise call Him the enjoyer. which is a bridge for those who perform sacrifice. the sense objects are the roads; Soul is eternal, never born, never dies, part of that which existed before the universe was formed from "brooding heat". The Self is subtler than the subtle, greater than the great; PEACE! They (the wise) perceive that indescribable highest bliss, together with the mind, "Translation of the Katha-Upanishad" is an article from Transactions of the American Philological Association (1869-1896), Volume 21.. View more articles from Transactions of the American Philological Association (1869-1896). श्रवणायापि बहुभिर्यो न लभ्यः Then one should become watchful, न हि सुविज्ञेयमणुरेष धर्मः । avidyā yā ca vidyeti jñātā | etadvidyāmanuśiṣṭastvayā'haṁ गुहां प्रविश्य तिष्ठन्तीं या भूतेभिर्व्यजायत । एतद्वै तत् ॥ ७ ॥, yā prāṇena saṁbhavatyaditirdevatāmayī | tell me That. Katha Upaniṣad, Dialog with the Death, full Sanskrit text with transliteration and English translation. The style and structure suggests that some of the verses in Katha Upanishad, such as 1.1.8, 1.1.16-1.1.18, 1.1.28 among others, are non-philosophical, do not fit with the rest of the text, and are likely to be later insertion and interpolations. for this reason man sees the external, but not the inner Ātman (Self). has been performed by me with perishable things वीतमन्युर्गौतमो माऽभि मृत्यो । May he know and welcome me when I am sent back by thee. An Initiative by Vande Mataram Library Trust (VMLT), Gurugram & Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry तृतीयं वरं नचिकेतो वृणीष्व ॥ १९ ॥, eṣa te'gnirnaciketaḥ svargyo स्तोममहदुरुगायं प्रतिष्ठां दृष्ट्वा This Self cannot be attained by study of the Scriptures, Upanishads are the ancient treatises on spiritual truths as envisioned by the seers, sages and rishis of the civilization of India. is not defiled by external impurities seen by the eyes, Some of these Sanskrit word plays are incorporated within the Upanishad's text. Maugham had visited India in 1938 and met Ramana Maharishi at his ashram in Tamil Nadu. May we be able to learn that Nachikēta fire-sacrifice, preyo mando yogakṣemādvṛṇīte || 2 ||. It dwells in the heart of each living being. tasya ha naciketā nāma putra āsa || 1 ||. or if the slain thinks that he is slain, वराणामेष वरस्तृतीयः ॥ २० ॥, yeyaṁ prete vicikitsā manuṣye This position contrasts with one of the fundamental premises of the dualistic schools of Hinduism. या प्राणेन संभवत्यदितिर्देवतामयी । form, taste, smell, sound, touch and sense enjoyments, īśānaṁ bhūtabhavyasya na tato vijugupsate | etadvai tat || 5 ||. Anyone who runs after sensory-impressions, gets lost among them just like water flows randomly after rainfall on mountains, state verses 2.4.14 and 2.4.15 of the Katha Upanishad; and those who know their Soul and act according to its Dharma remain pure like pure water remains pure when poured into pure water. These cows have drunk water, anyatra bhūtācca bhavyācca That syllable, Aum, is in Brahman, means Brahman, means the Highest, means the Blissful within. and the intellect ceases to be active: Beyond the Atman, states Katha Upanishad, is the Avyaktam (unmanifested Reality), and Purusha (cosmic soul) is beyond the Avyaktam, and beyond the Purusha, there is nothing - for it is the goal, for it is the highest road. beyond the Unmanifested is the Puruṣa (the Cosmic Soul); auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||OMI PEACE! and be again towards thee as before. यां त्वमापः सत्यधृतिर्बतासि इति काठकोपनिषदि प्रथमाध्याये तृतीया वल्ली ॥, iti kāṭhakopaniṣadi prathamādhyāye tṛtīyā vallī ||. - This verily is That. If the slayer thinks that he slays, Only when Manas (mind) with thoughts and the five senses stand still,and when Buddhi (intellect, power to reason) does not waver, that they call the highest path.That is what one calls Yoga, the stillness of the senses, concentration of the mind,It is not thoughtless heedless sluggishness, Yoga is creation and dissolution. There is this doubt regarding what becomes of a man after death. |astītyeke nāyamastīti caike | Yama arrives and is apologetic for this dishonor to the guest, so he offers Nachiketa three wishes. does not shine forth; PEACE! The first five verses of the last section of the Upanishad assert that those who do not know or do not understand Atman return to the world of creation, and those who do are free, liberated. thou sayest that even the Devas had doubts about this, From fear of Him Indra and Vāyu द्वितीयं तृतीयं तँ होवाच मृत्यवे त्वा ददामीति ॥ ४ ॥, sa hovāca pitaraṁ tata kasmai māṁ dāsyasīti | With perseverance man should draw Him out from his body A word and its meaning are inseparable, 5 > 0 M % > 5 ? reaches the end of the journey, आश्चर्यो वक्ता कुशलोऽस्य लब्धा Just like a baby is concealed inside a mother's womb when conceived, Atman is concealed inside every creature, states verse 2.4.8 of Katha Upanishad. ubhau tau na vijānīto nāyaɱ hanti na hanyate || 19 ||. It is ancient, and recognizable by Yoga (meditation on one's self), states Katha Upanishad. न हीदृशा लम्भनीया मनुष्यैः । This verily is That. through love of bodily pleasure. has its root above and branches below. स होवाच पितरं तत कस्मै मां दास्यसीति । एवं धर्मान् पृथक् पश्यंस्तानेवानुविधावति ॥ १४ ॥, yathodakaṁ durge vṛṣṭaṁ parvateṣu vidhāvati | त्वादृङ्नो भूयान्नचिकेतः प्रष्टा ॥ ९ ॥, naiṣā tarkeṇa matirāpaneyā — ignorance and what is known as wisdom, इन्द्रियेभ्यः परा ह्यर्था अर्थेभ्यश्च परं मनः । यस्तु विज्ञानवान्भवति समनस्कः सदा शुचिः । अथ मर्त्योऽमृतो भवत्येतावद्ध्यनुशासनम् ॥ १५ ॥, yadā sarve prabhidyante hṛdayasyeha granthayaḥ | Yama adds that along with "three Nachiketa fires", anyone who respects three bonds (with mother, father and teacher), does three kinds of karma (rituals, studies and charity), and understands the knowledge therein, becomes free of sorrow. also tasteless, odourless, and eternal; Meaning is Atman, full of perennial peace. so the wise declare. among many (others) I stand in the middle (but never last). ayaṁ loko nāsti para iti mānī पुनः पुनर्वशमापद्यते मे ॥ ६ ॥, na sāmparāyaḥ pratibhāti bālaṁ अङ्गुष्ठमात्रः पुरुषोऽन्तरात्मा हन्ता चेन्मन्यते हन्तुँ हतश्चेन्मन्यते हतम् । That fire is quenched by an offering. सृङ्कां चेमामनेकरूपां गृहाण ॥ १६ ॥, tamabravīt prīyamāṇo mahātmā In final verses of the second Valli, the Katha Upanishad asserts that Atman-knowledge, or Self-realization, is not attained by instruction, not arguments nor reasoning from scriptures. इति काठकोपनिषदि प्रथमाध्याये द्वितीया वल्ली ॥, iti kāṭhakopaniṣadi prathamādhyāye dvitīyā vallī ||. as the foetus is well- guarded in the womb by the mother, एतद्विद्यामनुशिष्टस्त्वयाऽहं स मृत्युपाशान् पुरतः प्रणोद्य अनन्दा नाम ते लोकास्तान् स गच्छति ता ददत् ॥ ३ ॥, pītodakā jagdhatṛṇā dugdhadohā nirindriyāḥ | upon That all the Devas depend. like the vicious horses of a driver. न वित्तेन तर्पणीयो मनुष्यो पुरुषान्न परं किंचित्सा काष्ठा सा परा गतिः ॥ ११ ॥, mahataḥ paramavyaktamavyaktātpuruṣaḥ paraḥ | the wise who perceive Him seated within their Self, and the body as the chariot. प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत । vidyābhīpsinaṁ naciketasaṁ manye tamātmasthaṁ ye'nupaśyanti dhīrāḥ If the killer thinks that he kills,if the killed thinks that he is killed,they do not understand;for this one does not kill, nor is that one killed. As air, though one, having entered the world, यथाऽप्सु परीव ददृशे तथा गन्धर्वलोके आसीनो दूरं व्रजति शयानो याति सर्वतः । evaṁ munervijānata ātmā bhavati gautama || 15 ||. tataḥ sargeṣu lokeṣu śarīratvāya kalpate || 4 ||. मृत्युर्यस्योपसेचनं क इत्था वेद यत्र सः ॥ २५ ॥, yasya brahma ca kṣatraṁ ca ubhe bhavata odanaḥ | तस्येन्द्रियाण्यवश्यानि दुष्टाश्वा इव सारथेः ॥ ५ ॥, yastvavijñānavānbhavatyayuktena manasā sadā | रूपं रूपं प्रतिरूपो बहिश्च ॥ १० ॥, vāyuryathaiko bhuvanaṁ praviṣṭo and look to those who live now. would delight in long life? स्थाणुमन्येऽनुसंयन्ति यथाकर्म यथाश्रुतम् ॥ ७ ॥, yonimanye prapadyante śarīratvāya dehinaḥ | I give thee now another boon. For his second wish, Nachiketa prefaces his request with the statement that heaven is a place where there is no fear, no anxiety, no old age, no hunger, no thirst, no sorrow. They reveal the most subtle and deep spiritual truths. येन रूपं रसं गन्धं शब्दान् स्पर्शाँश्च मैथुनान् । since many tempting objects have not turned thee aside. अभिध्यायन् वर्णरतिप्रमोदान् होता वेदिषदतिथिर्दुरोणसत् । ste mṛtyoryanti vitatasya pāśam | This Ancient One is unborn, eternal, everlasting. He said it a second time, then a third time. यदेवेह तदमुत्र यदमुत्र तदन्विह । The Katha Upanishad consists of two chapters (Adhyāyas), each divided into three sections (Vallis). and live thyself as many autumns as thou desirest. together with all the rules of Yoga, … कामस्याप्तिं जगतः प्रतिष्ठां न लिप्यते लोकदुःखेन बाह्यः ॥ ११ ॥, sūryo yathā sarvalokasya cakṣuḥ ऋतं पिबन्तौ सुकृतस्य लोके he reaches that goal, viddhi tvametaṁ nihitaṁ guhāyām || 14 ||. PEACE! तं स्वाच्छरीरात्प्रवृहेन्मुञ्जादिवेषीकां धैर्येण । evaṁ dharmān pṛthak paśyaṁstānevānuvidhāvati || 14 ||. becomes various according to what it enters, are difficult to obtain in the realm of mortals, The Chandogya Upanishad is the Upanishad that belongs to the followers of the Sama Veda. तस्मिँल्लोकाः श्रिताः सर्वे तदु नात्येति कश्चन । एतद्वै तत् ॥ १ ॥, ūrdhvamūlo'vākṣākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | तेषां शान्तिः  शाश्वती नेतरेषाम् ॥ १३ ॥, nityo'nityānāṁ cetanaścetanānām mahābhūmau naciketastvamedhi Continued from Page Seventy-five. अस्तीत्येवोपलब्धव्यस्तत्त्वभावेन चोभयोः । He who has not turned away from evil conduct, यच्छेद्वाङ्मनसी प्राज्ञस्तद्यच्छेज्ज्ञान आत्मनि । Kaushitaki Upanishad… पुरमेकादशद्वारमजस्यावक्रचेतसः । beyond the mind is the intellect, यमेवैष वृणुते तेन लभ्यः He should be realized as “He is” 135), and also in the Taittiriya Brahmana (3.1.8), and later the Mahabharata (Anusasana Parva 106). The all-seeing fire which exists hidden in the two sticks, or by the out-going breath (Apāna), ask for wealth and long life; be ruler over the wide earth. who perform five fire-sacrifices or three Nachikēta fire-sacrifices. The soul-driven individual ignores the superficial individuality of others, and accepts their essential identity. The pursuit of Knowledge and the good, can be taught, learnt and thus realized. nāśāntamānaso vā'pi prajñānenainamāpnuyāt || 24 ||. Both Whitney and Deussen independently suggest yet another variation to Nachiketa, with etymological roots that is relevant to Katha Upanishad: the word Na-ciketa also means "I do not know, or he does not know". Truly, this is that (Atman). O Brāhmaṇa! गुहाहितं गह्वरेष्ठं पुराणम् । by That also one knows whatever remains (to be known). the wise man grieves no more. The Katha Upanishad is probably the most widely known of all the Upanishads. Life is highest joy, and what happens after death - Fifth Valli. उभौ तौ न विजानीतो नायँ हन्ति न हन्यते ॥ १९ ॥, hantā cenmanyate hantuɱ hataścenmanyate hatam | विवृतँ सद्म नचिकेतसं मन्ये ॥ १३ ॥, etacchrutvā samparigṛhya martyaḥ स मोदते मोदनीयँ हि लब्ध्वा Different is the good and different is the dear,they both, having different aims, fetter you men;He, who chooses for himself the good, comes to wellbeing,he, who chooses the dear, loses the goal. To know Atman, look inward and introspect; to know objects, look outward and examine, states Katha Upanishad. To understand the eternal nature of one's Soul is to feel calmness, inner peace, patience and freedom regardless of the circumstances one is in, affections or threats one faces, praises or insults one is subjected to. beyond the Puruṣa there is nothing. goes from death to death. That is the end that is the final goal. When the offerings were being distributed, त्वां ददृशिवान्मृत्युमुखात् प्रमुक्तम् ॥ ११ ॥, yathā purastād bhavitā pratīta to the other shore which is beyond fear. महान्तं विभुमात्मानं मत्वा धीरो न शोचति ॥ ४ ॥, svapnāntaṁ jāgaritāntaṁ cobhau yenānupaśyati | प्रवृह्य धर्म्यमणुमेतमाप्य । taṁ devāḥ sarve'rpitāstadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvai tat || 9 ||. in the created worlds. स्वर्ग्यमग्निं नचिकेतः प्रजानन् । Having crossed beyond both hunger and thirst is ever seated in the heart of all living beings. May He be pleased with us. मृत्युप्रोक्तां नचिकेतोऽथ लब्ध्वा na medhayā na bahunā śrutena | स्वयं धीराः पण्डितंमन्यमानाः । anyaṁ varaṁ naciketo vṛṇīṣva of attaining endless worlds and their support. tadānantyāya kalpata iti || 17 ||. This universal, oneness theme is explained by the Katha Upanishad by three similes, which Paul Deussen calls as excellent. शृण्वन्तोऽपि बहवो यं न विद्युः । तिस्रो रात्रीर्यदवात्सीर्गृहे मे- seated (there) on the highest summit. ततो मया नाचिकेतश्चितोऽग्निः तवैव नाम्ना भविताऽयमग्निः he rejoices in the realm of heaven. ekastathā sarvabhūtāntarātmā Katha Upanishad's fifth Valli is an eschatological treatise. kratorānantyamabhayasya pāram | Katha-Upanishad: Third Valli. nemā vidyuto bhānti kuto'yamagniḥ | यः सेतुरीजानानामक्षरं ब्रह्म यत् परम् । In verse 1.3.13, Katha Upanishad states that Prajna (conscious man) should heed to the ethical precept of self-examination and self-restraint, restraining his speech and mind by the application of his Buddhi (power to reason). leading in opposite directions. He dwells in sacrifice. He who with devotion recites this highest secret of immortality VÂGASRAVASA 1, desirous (of heavenly rewards), surrendered (at a sacrifice) all that he possessed. यथा च मरणं प्राप्य आत्मा भवति गौतम ॥ ६ ॥, hanta ta idaṁ pravakṣyāmi guhyaṁ brahma sanātanam | By knowing Him, His form is not to be seen. The verses 1.2.7 through 1.2.11 of Katha Upanishad state Knowledge/Wisdom and the pursuit of good is difficult yet eternal, while Ignorance/Delusion and the pursuit of the pleasant is easy yet transient. The Self-existent created the senses out-going; Yama offers him all sorts of worldly wealth and pleasures instead, but Nachiketa says human life is short, asks Yama to keep the worldly wealth and pleasures to himself, declares that pompous wealth, lust and pleasures are fleeting and vain, then insists on knowing the nature of Atman (Soul) and sticks to his question, "what happens after death? Knowing that the senses are distinct (from the Ātman) nṛṣadvarasadṛtasadvyomasad इन्द्रियाणां पृथग्भावमुदयास्तमयौ च यत् । बुद्धिश्च न विचेष्टते तामाहुः परमां गतिम् ॥ १० ॥, yadā pañcāvatiṣṭhante jñānāni manasā saha | सर्वेंद्रियाणां जरयंति तेजः । The fourth Valli starts by asserting that inner knowledge is that of unity, eternal calmness and spiritual Oneness, while the external knowledge is that of plurality, perishable "running around" and sensory objects. but falls again into Samsāra (realm of birth and death). vītamanyurgautamo mā'bhi mṛtyo | Ask the third boon, Nachikētas. for it is subtler than the subtle and beyond argument. That is a mighty terror, like an upraised thunderbolt. became free from impurity and death दावृत्तचक्षुरमृतत्वमिच्छन् ॥ १ ॥, parāñci khāni vyatṛṇat svayambhū be served by these whom I give to thee. अग्निर्यथैको भुवनं प्रविष्टो It asserts that Artha (objects, means of life) are above Indriya (senses), that Manas (mind) is above Artha in this hierarchy, above the Manas is Buddhi (intellect, his ability to reason), above the Buddhi is Atman (his Soul, great Self). Yama states that even gods doubt and are uncertain about that question, and urges Nachiketa to pick another wish. दूरमेते विपरीते विषूची As fire, though one, having entered the world, speech by mind, mind by intellect, intellect by the great Ātman, but he lives by another on which these two depend. 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