It also exists outside. ste ubhe nānārthe puruṣaɱ sinītaḥ | They who live in the realm of heaven enjoy freedom from death. भयादिन्द्रश्च वायुश्च मृत्युर्धावति पञ्चमः ॥ ३ ॥, bhayādasyāgnistapati bhayāttapati sūryaḥ | tvāṁ dadṛśivānmṛtyumukhāt pramuktam || 11 ||. ये ये कामा दुर्लभा मर्त्यलोके whose senses are uncontrolled, who is not tranquil, Some of these Sanskrit word plays are incorporated within the Upanishad's text. एतद्ध्येवाक्षरं ज्ञात्वा यो यदिच्छति तस्य तत् ॥ १६ ॥, etaddhyevākṣaraṁ brahma etaddhyevākṣaraṁ param | through beauty and sense pleasure, What man dwelling on the decaying mortal plane, आभिर्मत्प्रत्ताभिः परिचारयस्व वायुर्यथैको भुवनं प्रविष्टो they weaken the vigour of all the senses in man. I take this opportunity to convey my gratitude to Dr. N.S. That by which one knows तस्यैताँ शान्तिं कुर्वन्ति हर वैवस्वतोदकम् ॥ ७ ॥, vaiśvānaraḥ praviśatyatithirbrāhmaṇo gṛhān | Hence the Nachikēta fire (sacrifice) mṛtyoḥ sa mṛtyuṁ gacchati ya iha nāneva paśyati || 11 ||. Ask not this boon of me. so also is it with the Self of an illumined Knower Yama then told him that fire-sacrifice, the beginning of all the worlds; Paul Deussen states that verses 1.3.10 to 1.3.13 of Katha Upanishad is one of the earliest mentions of the elements of Yoga theory, and the recommendation of Yoga as a path to the highest goal of man, that is a life of spiritual freedom and liberation. īśānaṁ bhūtabhavyasya na tato vijugupsate | etadvai tat || 12 ||. Katha (Sanskrit: कठ) literally means "distress". They are preceded by a chapter on the Upanishads from A Defence of Indian Culture. vītamanyurgautamo mā'bhi mṛtyo | (thus) they fall into the wide-spread snare of death. a wise man grieves no more. Phillips dates Katha Upanishad as having been composed after Brihadaranyaka, Chandogya, Isha, Taittiriya, Aitareya and Kena, but before Mundaka, Prasna, Mandukya, Svetasvatara and Maitri Upanishads, as well as before the earliest Buddhist Pali and Jaina canons. This verily is That. Another teacher like unto thee is not to be found. both in dream and in waking, मत्वा धीरो हर्षशोकौ जहाति ॥ १२ ॥, taṁ durdarśaṁ gūḍhamanupraviṣṭaṁ The sun does not shine there, nor the moon, nor the stars; अङ्गुष्ठमात्रः पुरुषोऽन्तरात्मा इति काठकोपनिषदि द्वितीयाध्याये तृतीया वल्ली ॥ ceṣṭāpūrte putrapaśūɱśca sarvān | mahābhūmau naciketastvamedhi Canto I , verse ...  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29, Canto II , verse ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25, Canto III , verse ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17, Canto I , verse ...  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15, Canto II , verse ...  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15, Canto III , verse ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19, ॐ सह नाववतु । सह नौ भुनक्तु । सहवीर्यं करवावहै । and attained Brahman (the Supreme). It is ancient, and recognizable by Yoga (meditation on one's self), states Katha Upanishad. Truly, this is that (Atman). na lipyate cākṣuṣairbāhyadoṣaiḥ | तथाऽरसं नित्यमगन्धवच्च यत् । Katha Upanishad - An Introduction: This Upanishad forms part of the Kata Shaaka (branch) of Krishna Yajur Veda. nānyaṁ tasmānnaciketā vṛṇīte || 29 ||. न हीदृशा लम्भनीया मनुष्यैः । higher than the mind is the intellect, 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. ābhirmatprattābhiḥ paricārayasva sthāṇumanye'nusaṁyanti yathākarma yathāśrutam || 7 ||. is glorified in the world of Brahman. That individual is perennially happy, asserts Katha Upanishad, who realizes the Atman is within him, that he himself is the Master, that the inner Self of all beings and his own Self are "one form manifold", and none other. सुविज्ञेयो बहुधा चिन्त्यमानः । The father replied: He who is without discrimination born of Tapas (fire of Brahman), born before water; He had a son by the name of Nachikētas. and being freed (from ignorance), he attains liberation. That alone is called the Immortal. auṁ saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | sahavīryaṁ karavāvahai |. who, though one, fulfils the desires of many: प्रयतः श्राद्धकाले वा तदानन्त्याय कल्पते । tasyaiṣa ātmā vivṛṇute tanūɱ svām || 23 ||. स त्वमग्निँ स्वर्ग्यमध्येषि मृत्यो go round and round in crooked ways, nor by intellectual perception, nor by frequent hearing (of It); May he know and welcome me when I am sent back by thee. 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