Kathopanishad - Episode 38

Hierarchy of Consciousness

It is said that the spiritual path is like a sharpened razor’s edge, difficult for those who have never had concentration of mind.  Yama describes to Nachiketa in detail the process of attaining the highest level of consciousness. The process involves withdrawing from the object of the senses all the way to parabrahman in eight steps. This process of withdrawal also aligns with the hierarchy of consciousness described in the aitareyopaniṣad.

Having learnt this, it is now the duty of the seeker to arise, awake and to not stop until the goal is reached. Once the Truth is known, the seeker escapes the jaws of death and is free from the endless cycles of birth and death.

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