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What death said to Nachiketa – 2


Nachiketa

  • Heaven and hell represent essentially certain mental conditions which are in their turn determined by our thoughts and actions.
  • The things that are the members of time and space, are impermanent and perishable always. Anything that is subject to change, is within time and space. Anything that is subject to change, belongs to the realm of nescience.
  • Death does not mean ‘destruction’, but it simply means change. Our mental or thought form is equally subject to change, as our physical gross body.
  • It the student’s heart, soul and intellect are not purified, the master’s efforts will not produce the required result. A student after Truth does not care for sense pleasures, for name and fame, for objects of ambition.
  • The extreme longing which makes the seeker after Truth well-qualified to receive instruction and to realize the immortal life, is very rare to obtain. That longing must rise spontaneously from the bottom of our souls. Unless all our earthly desires are satisfied, we cannot have that longing.
  • We must rise above all thoughts and all works, which are non-eternal and impermanent. You must practice Yoga, practice concentration, meditation, and must enter into Samadhi, and there you must come face to face with that which is eternal and immortal.
  • To find the absolute Being, we must go through the layers of our thoughts, desires, ideas and mental conditions, and then enter into the innermost chamber of our own self. There we shall find the domain of the Absolute, which gives foundation to our consciousness, existence and intelligence.
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What death said to Nachiketa – 1


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  • If we have a special desire for a certain kind of pleasure on this earth, we may get it, but we may not be satisfied. That unsatisfied desire clings to us even after death, and we continue to desire the same thing, and crave the same kind of pleasure even after death. That desire will take us wherever it can be fulfilled.
  • A finite cause must produce a finite result. An eternal effect is only possible when the cause is eternal and not otherwise. There is no thought or work which is unlimited by time and space, consequently its result, however great it may be, must be finite or limited by space and time.
  • Divine wisdom is that which teaches you that even your body is not yours, as you will have to leave that behind. What will go with you is your character or nature.
  • Everything that can be perceived by the senses, lasts only for a short time, and even life is subject to decay and death.
  • Spiritual pursuit is a serious undertaking. Mere curiosity is not enough in that path. What one requires, is deep loyalty to the ideal.
  • We forget that we stand almost on the brink of death. But if we remember that life is fast fleeting, then we seek the highest, we realize that which is permanent and brings us eternal life and knowledge of our own selves or beings.
  • It is a common experience that a prolonged pleasure brings monotony, and is tyrannically painful in the long run. Pleasure to be pleasure must be necessarily fleeting.
  • Blows of fortune often brings out in reaction a wonderful awakening of the soul. Misfortune is in very many instances a great teacher of mankind.
  • Death means change of our physical conditions, and not annihilation of our self. Death does not mean destruction or absolute annihilation, but the transformation of our life into its elemental conditions.
  • Ignorant persons do not understand the true nature of the hereafter, but, on the contrary, the wise alone grasp the mystery of self, and transcend the realm of death.