Reading the Upanishads: Katha (Part 14)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html 10 When the five instruments of knowledge stand still, together with the mind and when the intellect does not move, that is called the Supreme State. 11 This, the firm Control of the senses, is what … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha (part 13)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.htmlChapter III1 This is that eternal Asvattha Tree with its root above and branches below. That root, indeed, is called the Bright; That is Brahman and That alone is the Immortal. In That all worlds … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha (part 12)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html 8 He, the Purusha, who remains awake while the sense-organs are asleep, shaping one lovely form after another, that indeed is the Pure, that is Brahman and that alone is called the Immortal. All worlds … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha Part Eleven

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html Chapter II 1 There is a city with eleven gates belonging to the unborn Atman of undistorted Consciousness. He who meditates on Him grieves no more; liberated from the bonds of ignorance, he becomes … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha Part Ten

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the tenth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html11 By the mind alone is Brahman to be realised; then one does not see in It any multiplicity whatsoever. He goes from death to death who sees multiplicity in It. This, verily, is That.12 The … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part eight

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the eighth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.Part TwoChapter Ihttp://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html1Yama said: The self—existent Supreme Lord inflicted an injury upon the sense—organs in creating them with outgoing tendencies; therefore a man perceives only outer obj … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part five

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the fifth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.Chapter III  http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html 1 Two there are who dwell within the body, in the intellect, the supreme akasa of the heart, enjoying the sure rewards of their own actions. The knowers of Brahman describe them as l … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part four

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the fourth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.Part Two http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html 10 Yama said: I know that the treasure resulting from action is not eternal; for what is eternal cannot be obtained by the non—eternal. Yet I have performed the Nachiketa sacrifice with th … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part one

First off, I have to say that last week's Hindi on Twitter was a great success. I got over my fear to try writing and producing sentences in Hindi and people on Twitter were very supportive and gave me helpful tips. They corrected my grammar and most importantly, explained why what I was doing was wrong! So I'm trying it again today. Join me on Twitter if you'd like to check out my Hindi skills (or lack thereof! lol). *** We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some … [Read more...]


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