अनुपश्य यथा पूर्वे प्रतिपश्य तथाऽपरे ।
सस्यमिव मर्त्यः पच्यते सस्यमिवाजायते पुनः ॥ ६॥
anupaśya yathā pūrve pratipaśya tathā’pare .
sasyamiva martyaḥ pacyate sasyamivājāyate punaḥ .. 6..
Nachiketa said: Look back and see how it was with those who came before us and observe how it is with those who are now with us. A mortal ripens like corn and like corn he springs up again.