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KATHOPANISHAD

When the knots of the heart are untied, and man is freed from wordly attachments, he becomes immortal. This is the whole of the teaching

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The Antaratman is lodged in the secret recess of our hearts. It is sheathed as the reed-plant is sheathed in its blades. We should abstract it with understanding, tearing ourselves from attachments and desires and separating the pure from the gross. The Spirit within is pure and is immortal. Thus Ends Yama's exhortation in this Upanishad:

Of the size of a thumb, the Spirit within is lodged in the hearts of men and is there always. With understanding, separate Him from the sheaths of the body in which He is lodged, even as you take off the blades of a reed-plant. Know that He is immaculate and deathless.

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