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 Nine

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the ninth 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.html 6 He verily knows Brahman who knows the First—born, the offspring of austerity, created prior to the waters and dwelling, with the elements, in the cave of the heart. This, verily, is That. 7 He v … [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: Kena Chapter Three

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the third post on the Kena Upanishad. The previous scripture was the Isha Upanishad (find all Scripture posts here)Here are a few different translations of the third section of the Kena Upanishad... Chapter III 1 Brahman, according to the story, obtained a victory for the gods; and by that victory of Brahman the gods became elated. They said to themselves: “Verily, this v … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Kena Chapter Two

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the second post on the Kena Upanishad. The previous scripture was the Isha Upanishad (find all Scripture posts here)Here are a few different translations of the second section of the Kena Upanishad...1) Chapter II 1 The teacher said: If you think: “I know Brahman well,” then surely you know but little of Its form; you know only Its form as conditioned by man or by the go … [Read more...]


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