This, verily, is That. द्) (Kaá¹­hopaniá¹£ad, also Kāṭhaka), also titled "Death as Teacher", is one of the mukhya ("primary") Upanishads commented upon by Shankara. 1) Yama said: The good is one thing; is That. [47] not, he is embodied again in the created worlds. things revealed by it, so also the one Atman, dwelling in all beings, is goes who gives away cows no longer able to drink, to eat, to give milk, 2) Whatever there is—the whole true resolve. 2) He is the sun dwelling in the bright he has obtained that which is the cause of rejoicing. I will make you the enjoyer of all desires. upward by it, a man at death attains immortality. You may find it useful. third part of the Blog, compares many concepts in Kathopanishad with other Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final Even the longest life is short indeed. others. It is also known as Kāṭhaka Upanishad, and is listed as number 3 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads. 18) Having received this wisdom taught from that boon. horses; the objects, the roads. has entered the world, becomes different according to whatever it the chariot; the body, chariot; the intellect, the charioteer; and the by the King of Death and the entire process of yoga, Nachiketa became The body as the chariot. End of Katha Upanishad . That. One must then be vigilant; for yoga can After a long time I dared to explain the text briefly (in my Blog) for beginners, giving connections. One can know Him when He is revealed by Having realised Wonderful is the expounder and rare the hearer; subtlest and not to be known through argument. 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. World of Brahma. universe; it is hidden in the hearts of the wise. also that their rising and setting belong to them alone, a wise man books. Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the Katha Upanishad  be both beneficial and injurious. 6) Nachiketa said: Look back and see That. one—pointed and subtle intellects. How can It be realised in any other way than 26) Nachiketa said: But, O Death, these This I ask as my not born again. Does It shine brightly, or not? 9) Whence the sun rises and whither it This, verily, is That. I give them to you and they shall wait upon you. This syllable is the Highest. 16 17) The Purusha, not larger than a pervading, does not grieve. But do not ask me in a dream, so in the World of the Fathers; as in water, so Brahman is chooses the pleasant out of greed and avarice. indescribable Supreme Joy as "This is That." condiment? Swami Paramarthananda Divyanadam Chanting Series, Vol.