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Publisher's Note

I preach only the Upanishads. If you look, you will find that I have never quoted anything but the Upaninshads. And of the Upanishads, it is only that one idea, strength. The quintessence of the Vedas and Vedanta and all lies in that one word, said Swami Vivekananda. And of all the Upanishads, Swami Vivekananda loved the Kathopanishad most. He once told his disciple, Sharat Chandra Chakravarty, to Memorize the Kathopanishad. In many of his lectures, Swamiji quoted from the Kathopanishad.

This book presents Swami Vivekananda's exposition of the kathopanishad. It is a compilation of Swamiji's reference to the ideas given in the Kathopanishad or the concepts referred to in teh Kathopanishad strewn over the nine volume The Complete works of Works of Swami Vivekananda. This Compilation Juxtaposes what of Swami said in different contexts references to the CW, are given in brackets with the original verses.

The Kathopanishad consists of two chapters, subdivided into 2 and 3 section and in all having 120 verses. Swamiji has referred to some 86 verses from different sections of the Upanishad in this compilation only those verses which could be related to Swamiji's words have been given: uncommented verses have been omitted. Transliteration of the Sanskrit verses has been added.

The book was serially published (from February 2011 to May 2012) in The Vedanta Kesari the spiritual and cultural monthly published from this Math, Swami Suprajnananda, the compiler, is a monk at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai.

The sketches given in the book have been drawn by Sri Venkatesh, an artist at the Chennai Math.

Kathopanishad containing the dialogue between yama, the God of Death, and Nachiketa, the Young boy with intense spiritual aspiration, is a time honoured text dealing with the issue of death, life and what lies beyond it. It's simple and yet highly profound wisdom has guided the live of scores of spiritual aspirants down the millennia. We hope this book form of the well received attempt of studying the kathopanishad in the light of Swami Vivekananda's exposition will motivate our readers to take up the study of Upanishads further and enrich their spiritual lives.

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note iii
1 Qualifications of a Seeker 1
  vChapter I Canto 1 6
2 Sacrifice of Vajasravas 6
3 Shraddha and Enquiry 6
4 Conversation between the Father and the son 8
5 Nachiketas' self esteem 9
6 Death receives Nachiketas 10
7 The First Boon 11
8 The Second Boon 11
9 Second Boon Sanctioned 13
10 The Third Boon: what is Beyond? 15
11 Death Refuses to Answer 18
12 Nachiketas Steadfastness 19
13 Death Makes Amends 19
14 Blazing Renunciation of Nachiketas 21
  Chapter I Canto 2 24
15 Two ways: perfection and Enjoyment 25
16 Death Praises Nachiketas 27
17 Knowledge and Ignorance 27
18 Course of the Ignorant 28
19 Self Knowledge: Very Difficult to Attain 30
20 Need of a Spiritual Teacher 31
21 Qualifications Required for Self Knowledge 33
22 How the Knower Behaves 35
23 What is Beyond Virtue and Vice 36
24 Om: The Sound – Brahman 38
25 Nature of the Self 41
26 Ignorant remain Ignorants 42
27 God's Mercy: the Prerequisite for Realisation 43
28 Confluence of the Extremes 44
29 The Knower does not Grieve 45
30 The Self bestows Self Knowledge 45
31 Cultivate Character 46
  Chapter I Canto 3 47
32 The Self and the self 47
33 A Simile: The Chariot, the Charioteer, Horses, Reins and the Rider 78
34 Wild Horses and Incompetent Charioteer 50
35 Controlled horses and Incompetent Charioteer, Horses, Reins and the Rider 50
36 Incompetent Charioteer Leads to Emancipation 50
37 Competent Charioteer Leads to Emancipation 51
38 Fine Perception: A Prerequisite 52
39 Know him and be Free 53
  Chapter II Canto 1 55
40 Look within to become Immortal 55
41 Infinite not to be found in the Finite 57
42 How can we know the Knower Duality Censured 58
43 Duality Censured 58
44 Mind: the only Instrument 60
45 The self shines in the Heart 61
46 Apparent Duality and Real Unity 62
  Chapter II Canto 2 63
47 He is Everywhere 63
48 You are the Creator of Your own Destiny 63
49 The one Manifests as Many 65
50 The Self not affected by the Limitations 66
51 Unto them belongs Eternal peace 67
52 The light of All Lights 69
53 Banyan of the Universe 70
54 Prana: the cause 71
55 Fear: Ignorance is the cause 73
56 Know yourself: Here and Now 74
57 Here, Here is Knowledge 75
58 In the Pure Mind, He is seen 76
59 Control the Senses 77
60 Senses and Mind fall short of It 78
61 Way to Immortality: Renounce Desires 79
62 The Self is Within: Thou Art That 79
63 Go Back to the Upanishads 82
64 Peace Abounds 83

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Beyond Life and Death (A Dialogue Between Yamaraja and Nachiketa)

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Publisher's Note

I preach only the Upanishads. If you look, you will find that I have never quoted anything but the Upaninshads. And of the Upanishads, it is only that one idea, strength. The quintessence of the Vedas and Vedanta and all lies in that one word, said Swami Vivekananda. And of all the Upanishads, Swami Vivekananda loved the Kathopanishad most. He once told his disciple, Sharat Chandra Chakravarty, to Memorize the Kathopanishad. In many of his lectures, Swamiji quoted from the Kathopanishad.

This book presents Swami Vivekananda's exposition of the kathopanishad. It is a compilation of Swamiji's reference to the ideas given in the Kathopanishad or the concepts referred to in teh Kathopanishad strewn over the nine volume The Complete works of Works of Swami Vivekananda. This Compilation Juxtaposes what of Swami said in different contexts references to the CW, are given in brackets with the original verses.

The Kathopanishad consists of two chapters, subdivided into 2 and 3 section and in all having 120 verses. Swamiji has referred to some 86 verses from different sections of the Upanishad in this compilation only those verses which could be related to Swamiji's words have been given: uncommented verses have been omitted. Transliteration of the Sanskrit verses has been added.

The book was serially published (from February 2011 to May 2012) in The Vedanta Kesari the spiritual and cultural monthly published from this Math, Swami Suprajnananda, the compiler, is a monk at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai.

The sketches given in the book have been drawn by Sri Venkatesh, an artist at the Chennai Math.

Kathopanishad containing the dialogue between yama, the God of Death, and Nachiketa, the Young boy with intense spiritual aspiration, is a time honoured text dealing with the issue of death, life and what lies beyond it. It's simple and yet highly profound wisdom has guided the live of scores of spiritual aspirants down the millennia. We hope this book form of the well received attempt of studying the kathopanishad in the light of Swami Vivekananda's exposition will motivate our readers to take up the study of Upanishads further and enrich their spiritual lives.

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note iii
1 Qualifications of a Seeker 1
  vChapter I Canto 1 6
2 Sacrifice of Vajasravas 6
3 Shraddha and Enquiry 6
4 Conversation between the Father and the son 8
5 Nachiketas' self esteem 9
6 Death receives Nachiketas 10
7 The First Boon 11
8 The Second Boon 11
9 Second Boon Sanctioned 13
10 The Third Boon: what is Beyond? 15
11 Death Refuses to Answer 18
12 Nachiketas Steadfastness 19
13 Death Makes Amends 19
14 Blazing Renunciation of Nachiketas 21
  Chapter I Canto 2 24
15 Two ways: perfection and Enjoyment 25
16 Death Praises Nachiketas 27
17 Knowledge and Ignorance 27
18 Course of the Ignorant 28
19 Self Knowledge: Very Difficult to Attain 30
20 Need of a Spiritual Teacher 31
21 Qualifications Required for Self Knowledge 33
22 How the Knower Behaves 35
23 What is Beyond Virtue and Vice 36
24 Om: The Sound – Brahman 38
25 Nature of the Self 41
26 Ignorant remain Ignorants 42
27 God's Mercy: the Prerequisite for Realisation 43
28 Confluence of the Extremes 44
29 The Knower does not Grieve 45
30 The Self bestows Self Knowledge 45
31 Cultivate Character 46
  Chapter I Canto 3 47
32 The Self and the self 47
33 A Simile: The Chariot, the Charioteer, Horses, Reins and the Rider 78
34 Wild Horses and Incompetent Charioteer 50
35 Controlled horses and Incompetent Charioteer, Horses, Reins and the Rider 50
36 Incompetent Charioteer Leads to Emancipation 50
37 Competent Charioteer Leads to Emancipation 51
38 Fine Perception: A Prerequisite 52
39 Know him and be Free 53
  Chapter II Canto 1 55
40 Look within to become Immortal 55
41 Infinite not to be found in the Finite 57
42 How can we know the Knower Duality Censured 58
43 Duality Censured 58
44 Mind: the only Instrument 60
45 The self shines in the Heart 61
46 Apparent Duality and Real Unity 62
  Chapter II Canto 2 63
47 He is Everywhere 63
48 You are the Creator of Your own Destiny 63
49 The one Manifests as Many 65
50 The Self not affected by the Limitations 66
51 Unto them belongs Eternal peace 67
52 The light of All Lights 69
53 Banyan of the Universe 70
54 Prana: the cause 71
55 Fear: Ignorance is the cause 73
56 Know yourself: Here and Now 74
57 Here, Here is Knowledge 75
58 In the Pure Mind, He is seen 76
59 Control the Senses 77
60 Senses and Mind fall short of It 78
61 Way to Immortality: Renounce Desires 79
62 The Self is Within: Thou Art That 79
63 Go Back to the Upanishads 82
64 Peace Abounds 83

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