Blazing Renunciation of Nachiketas
श्वोभावा मर्त्यस्य यदन्तकैतत्
सर्वेंद्रियाणां जरयंति तेजः ।
अपि सर्वं जीवितमल्पमेव
तवैव वाहास्तव नृत्यगीते ॥ २६॥
śvobhāvā martyasya yadantakaitat
sarveṃdriyāṇāṃ jarayaṃti tejaḥ .
api sarvaṃ jīvitamalpameva
tavaiva vāhāstava nṛtyagīte .. 26..
Nachiketa said: But, O Death, these endure only till tomorrow. Furthermore, they exhaust the vigour of all the sense organs. Even the longest life is short indeed. Keep your horses, dances and songs for yourself.
Swami Vivekananda Says —
Nachiketas said, “These are merely things of a day, O Death, they wear away the energy of all the sense-organs. Even the longest life is very short. These horses and chariots, dances and songs, may remain with Thee.”[Source] What is religion? To pray, “Give me this and that”? Foolish ideas of religion! Those who believe them have no true idea of God and soul. My Master used to say, “The vulture rise higher and higher until he becomes a speck, but his eye is always on the piece of rotten carrion on the earth.” After all, what is the result of your ideas of religion? To cleanse the streets and have more bread and clothes? Who cares for bread and clothes? Millions come and go every minute. Who cares? Why care for the joys and vicissitudes of this little world? Go beyond that if you dare; go beyond law, let the whole universe vanish, and stand alone…[Source]