Sunday, September 03, 2006

The path to immortality

This is the entrance to the "old shrine" at Sri Ramakrishna Math in Mylapore, Chennai.





The arch is emblazoned with this uncompromising line from the Kaivalya Upanishad:

न कर्मणा न प्रजया धनेन त्यगेनैके अमृतत्वमानशुः

Neither by rituals, nor by progeny nor by riches but by renunciation alone one can attain immortality.

1 comment:

Vaidyanathan said...

I'm not sure you got the "renunciation" part right in sanskrit.