Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 433

Eliot's note for line 433

Shantih. Repeated as here, a formal ending to an Upanishad. 'The Peace which passeth understanding' is our equivalent to this word.

Commentator's note

And so as Eliot finishes The Waste Land he has regained his creativity and finds his peace. The Fisher King's lands have been restored.

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T 128 - Upanishad
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T 129 - Veda

Exploring The Waste Land
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