|The Self is
other than the changing body. It is other than the fears and the passions that agitate the
mind. The Soul is divine in origin. It is not altered in nature by the qualities of the
mind in which it is embodied. It can be released from the meshes of these qualities by a
realization of its own intrinsic divine nature.
reader may note that the following verses are almost identical with the Gita verses on the
subject, though there is no question here of inducing Nachiketas to take up arms without
any compunctions of conscience.
You are Dot born, nor do you die. You did not come from
anything else, nor were made out of something other than yourself. You are unborn,
eternal, everlasting and always existed. You are not slain, though the body is slain.