Devebhyah kam avrnita mrtyum
Prajayai kam amrtam navrnita.
For the sake of the gods, he (Brihaspati) chose death.
He chose not Immortality for the sake of man.
Brihaspati houses the flowing life of the gods and treasures the glowing love of man.
Excerpt from: The Upanishads: The Crown Of India’s Soul. By: Sri Chinmoy.