Kathopanishad - Episode 26

The Chariot Of Life

How does one graduate from body consciousness to divine consciousness? Yama uses the metaphor of a chariot to answer this question – wherein the chariot is the body, the horses are the senses, the reins are the mind, held together in the hands of the buddhi (intellect) who is the charioteer steering the chariot. And inside the chariot sits the ātman as the passenger.

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