Arise, Awake & Learn

उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत
प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत ।
क्षुरस्य धारा निशिता दुरत्यया
दुर्गं पथस्तत्कवयो वदन्ति ॥

कठ उपनिषद् – १.३.१४ ॥


Arise, awake, and learn by approaching the exalted ones,
for that path is sharp as a razor’s edge, impassable,
and hard to go by, say the wise.

Katha Upanishad – 1.3.14


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Atul Sabnis

Addicted to all things 2.0, 1.0 at a time! Likes: Movie Musings, Photo Philosophy, History Hunting, Art Arguments, Education Environments and Writing Rigour

2 thoughts on “Arise, Awake & Learn”

  1. I can’t remember the quote and am unable to search for it, even if it were Swamiji’s in reality. I salute you, for through you, I see It. Thank you – this is just what I needed, at just THIS moment. We are here, now.
    PS: You should perhaps translate. There’s something missing, for sure, as I remember it. प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत – something about what you ought to receive. Sorry, rusty memory and sadly, a language of disuse for me these days 😦

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    1. Is it possible you are confusing प्राप्य with प्राप्त? All places I saw, प्राप्य is ‘approaching’ or something like ‘by going to’ the learned, exalted ones (वरान). It could refer to the knowledge we are to “receive” from them @ I am that. Thoughts?


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