Saturday, January 21, 2023

Katha Upanishad

 Know the Self as lord of the chariot,

The body as the chariot itself, The discriminating intellect as The charioteer, and the mind as reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; Selfish desires are the roads they travel. - When the Self is confused with the body, Mind, and senses, they point out, he seems To enjoy pleasure and suffer sorrow. When a person lacks discrimination And his mind is undisciplined, the senses Run hither and thither like wild horses. - But they obey the rein like trained horses When one has discrimination and Has made the mind one-pointed. Those who lack discrimination, with little control Over their thoughts and far from pure, Reach not the pure state of immortality But wander from death to death; but those Who have discrimination, with a still mind And a pure heart, reach journey’s end, Never again to fall into the jaws of death. - With a discriminating intellect As charioteer and a trained mind as reins, They attain the supreme goal of life, To be united with the Lord of Love.

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