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YAJNAVALKYA

Departed from the World

Gradually Yajnavalkya began to feel, "Enough of this material life of the world." He decided to lead the life of a recluse in the woods spending all his time in the
contemplation on Brahman. He confided this wish to his two wives. All his worldly possessions were equally divided between them. Katyayani Devi took her share as her husband's gracious gift and remained in the ashram as its holy mother. Maitreyi Devi said, "I don't want any of these things. I want only self-realization and have no use for these material possessions."

Yajnavalkya got ready to leave for the woods. Katyayani made obeisance to him and kneeling down with bowed head she prayed to him to bless her. "May your
contemplation on Brahman be fruitful. May you have salvation soon," said Yajnavalkya blessing her. He put on her forehead the auspicious kurrikum dot as a mark of his
blessings. Then he proceeded to the Himalayas for doing penance. Maitreyi also accompanied him as an ascetic after doing obeisance to Katyayani Devi and taking leave of her.

Both of them were doing penance at the foot of the Himalayas. Maitreyi one day passed away. A few days later, Yajnavalkya also passed away from this world and merged into the state of Brahman through his deep meditation.

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Yajnavalkya - A brahmarshi, who produced 'Shukla Yajurveda'.
About Yajnavalkya
Introduction
Brahmaratha's Penance Bore Fruit
From Home to Gurukula
At The Gurukula
Holy Water To Cure King's Disease
What A Wonder!
'Leave The Ashram At Once'
Education Continued
At Uddalaka's Ashram
Mother Gayatri's Vision And Grace
Home Again From Gurukula
The Vow Of Aditya
Aditya's Grace, The Great Gift
The Great Works
Chancellor Yajnavalkya
Maitreyi's Request Fulfilled
Take The Cows To Our Ashram
The Crown Of Sarvajna
You are Here! Departed From The World
The Greatness Of His Life, The Light Of His Message
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