(compiled by Swami Suprajnananda)
Selected verses from the Kathopanishad explained by Swami Vivekananda.
- 84 pages, Indian paperback
"I preach only the Upanishads. If you look, you will find that I never quoted anything but the Upanishads. 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." Thus Swami Vivekananda.
Written in the form of a dialogue between the youth, Nachiketa, and Yama, the God of Death, this time-honored teaching presents us with a simple, yet profound wisdom.
Selected from the multi-volume The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, the book presents Vivekananda's exposition of the Katha Upanishad. The compilation juxtaposes what Swamiji said in different contexts with the original verses of the Upanishad. The verses are given in the original Sanskrit, and transliterated,and translated into English through Swami Vivekananda's commentary.
Attachment to the body sense
This book is an excellent dose of the medicine of detachment and renunciation.Maybe some of us do end up wondering about the stability of this mortal physical frame, but do we do anything substantial to realize the truth? It is time to digest in whole the pure knowledge and fragrance of Swami Vivekananda's insight!