Katha Upanishad is a unique Upanishad which starts with a Katha (a story) of a young boy who is ready to face the Lord of Death in his quest for Truth to know what lies beyond death. He asks the very pertinent and philosophical question, Is there or is there not, and if it is what is it?" In short, this teaching is an extravaganza of spiritual knowledge and meditation that guides a student step by step to the glorious state of immortality, peace and bliss. The famous conversation between the student Nachiketas and his master, Lord Yama (Lord of Death) is contained in this Upanishad where the student asks, Is there any existence beyond death? The Master answers in the affirmative, as a story with mystical symbolism. Pages 275
A Dialogue with Death. Commentary by Swami Chinmayananda.