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Katha Upanishad

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007194

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Katha Upanishad

Nachiketas – There is no fear in heaven: old age and death are not there.
The good, beyond both, rejoice in heaven, beyond hunger and thirst and sorrow
And those in heaven attain immortality.
You know, O Death, that sacred fire which leads to heaven.
Explain it to me, since I have faith.  Be this my second boon

Death  - I know, Nachiketas, that sacred fire which leads to heaven.  Listen.  That fire which is the means of attaining the infinite worlds, and is also their foundation, is hidden in the sacred place of the heart

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