Death praises Nachiketas
स त्वं प्रियान्प्रियरूपांश्च कामान्
नैतां सृङ्कां वित्तमयीमवाप्तो
यस्यां मज्जन्ति बहवो मनुष्याः ॥ ३॥
sa tvaṃ priyānpriyarūpāṃśca kāmān
naitāṃ sṛṅkāṃ vittamayīmavāpto
yasyāṃ majjanti bahavo manuṣyāḥ .. 3..
O Nachiketa, after pondering well the pleasures that are or seem to he delightful, you have renounced them all. You have not taken the road abounding in wealth, where many men sink.
Swami Vivekananda Says —
I praise you, Nachiketas; you have not asked for desire. In various ways I tempted you towards the path of enjoyment; you resisted them all, you have known that knowledge is much higher than a life of enjoyment.[Source] “O Nachiketas, having thought upon the things which are only apparently desirable, thou hast wisely abandoned them.”[Source]
“Neither through wealth, nor through progeny, but by giving up alone that immortality is to be reached.” That is the dictate of the Indian books.[Source]
Death then proceeded to teach Nachiketas.[Source]