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Upanishads
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KATHOPANISHAD

(4)-8, (5)-9

What is here is there, and what are there are here; i.e., things and beings seem various but are, indeed one Being. We are liberated when we perceive this oneness. We go from death to death if we perceive difference. It is the mind that by enlightenment can overcome the notion of difference and have a vision of the transcendent Oneness of all.

(4)-10, 11

The rain falling on the hill divides itself and flows down the hillsides in many torrents, The ignorant man sees manifoldness in beings and is confused and he runs after the manifoldness. If water is poured into water, it becomes one and the same with it. Thus it is with the Self of the man of understanding who sees unity in manifoldness.

(4)-14, 15

It is the light of the Spirit within that really enables us to see, not the light that falls from out side. Does this Spirit within shine by its own light or does it shine by Another Light? Is it a Self luminous Soul or is it a reflection of the One lustrous Being? It is on this note of sublime doubt that the fifth valli of the Upanishad closes. The following two verses go together:

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