Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 08:04 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 09:17


Death (= Yama)

Katha 1.1.4. He then said to his parent, "father, to whom wilt thou give me?" A second time and a third time (he said it). To him he (the father) said, "To Death I give thee."
Katha 1.1.10. O Death, let Gautama (my father) be relieved of the anxiety, let him become calm in mind and free from anger (towards me), and let him recognise me and talk to me when liberated by thee. Of the three boons, this is the first I choose.
Katha 1.1.11. Ouddalaki, the son of Aruna, will recognise thee as before and will, with my permission, sleep peacefully during nights and on seeing thee released from the jaws of Death, he will be free from anger.
Katha 1.1.13. O Death, thou knowest the Agni that leads to Heaven. Instruct me, who am endowed with faith, about that Agni() by which those who dwell in Heaven attain immortality. This I choose for my second boon.
Katha 1.1.15. Death told him of the Agni, the source of the worlds, the sort of bricks (for raising the sacrificial altar), how many, and how (to kindle the fire) and he Nachiketas() too repeated it as it was told. Then Death, becoming delighted over it, said again:
Katha 1.1.22. Nachiketas( said:) Since even by the gods was doubt entertained in this regard and (since) thou sayest, O Death, that this is not easily comprehended, no other preceptor like thee can be had to instruct on this nor is there any other boon equal to this.
Katha 1.1.26. These, O Death, are ephemeral and they tend to wear out the vigour of all the senses of man. Even the whole life is short indeed. Be thine alone the Chariots; be thine the dance and music.
Katha 1.1.29. O Death, tell us of that, of the great Beyond, about which man entertain doubt. Nachiketas does not pray for any other boon than this which enters into the secret that is hidden.
Katha 1.2.25. The Self to which both the Brahmana and the Kshatriya are food, (as it were), and Death a soup, how can one know thus where It is.
Katha 1.3.16. Narrating and hearing this eternal story of Nachiketas told by Death, the intelligent man attains glory in the world of Brahman.
Katha 2.3.18. Nachiketas then, having acquired this knowledge imparted by Death, as also the instructions on Yoga in entirety, attained Brahman having become dispassionate and deathless. So does become any one else also who knows the inner Self thus.
Taittariya 2.8.1,2,3,4: Out of His fear the Wind blows. Out of fear the Sun rises. Out of His fear runs Agni, as also Indra, and Death, the fifth.
Aitareya 1.1.4: He deliberated with regard to Him (i.e. Virat of the human form). As He (i.e. Virat) was being deliberated on, His (i.e. Virat mouth parted, just as an egg does. From the mouth emerged speech; from speech came Agni. The nostrils parted; from the nostrils came out the sense of smell; from the sense of smell came Vayu (air). The two eyes parted; from the eyes emerged the sense of sight; from the sense of sight came the Sun. The two ears parted; from the ears came the sense of hearing; from the sense of hearing came the Directions. The skin emerged; from the skin came out hair (i.e. the sense of touch associated with hair); from the sense of touch came the Herbs and Trees. The heart took shape; from the heart issued the internal organ (mind); from the internal organ came the Moon. The navel parted; from the navel came out the organ of ejection; from the organ of ejection issued Death. The seat of the procreative organ parted; from that came the procreative organ; from the procreative organ came out Water.
Aitareya 1.2.4: Agni entered into the mouth taking the form of the organ of speech; Vayu entered into the nostrils assuming the form of the sense of smell; the Sun entered into the eyes as the sense of sight; the Directions entered into the ears by becoming the sense of hearing; the Herbs and Trees entered into the skin in the form of hair (i.e. the sense of touch); the Moon entered into the heart in the shape of the mind; Death entered into the navel in the form of Apana (i.e. the vital energy that presses down); Water entered into the limb of generation in the form of semen (i.e. the organ of procreation).

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