Pathetic people and their pathetic lives

I can understand the lives of people, whose forefathers had converted to foreign religions either due to fear, greed, or whatever reason. But what about those whose forefathers faced it all, stood tall, protected the Vedic Sanatana Dharma, and passed it on so that the present generation could benefit from the highest knowledge of Vedanta?

How pathetic can such a huge number of people be, to not put in at least minimal efforts to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which is called the nectar of all the Upanishads, instead of becoming mental slaves of non-existent imaginary deities and of beef-eating men and women claiming to be special divine people; join cults, sects, groups and subgroups; and actually choose to suffer all through their lives! How pathetic!

Now, get this straight: If you do something, no matter how ‘religious’ or ‘pious’ you might think it is, but expect something in return, including simply ‘wanting to please ‘god”; you would only be going against the main principle of KarmaYoga:

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
karmaNye vaadhikaras te
maa phaleshu kadaachana
maa-karma-phala-hetur-bhuur-
maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47)
You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.

How miserable can people be, particularly those who consider themselves to be educated and knowledgeable, to ‘pray’ for special favours to something that does not even exist?

Please, remember that The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical representation of one’s whole life. The Pandavas and the Kauravas are the positive and negative forces that continuously battle within one’s mind. Arjuna had Krishna as his own driver all through the war, but did he ever ask Krishna to ‘perform miracles’ and solve his problems? NO! Arjuna placed himself as a pupil of Krishna. See Shloka SBG 2:07. The moment any person, no matter m or f, positions himself or herself as an ‘Arjuna’, their ‘Krishna’ will appear and guide them through life. What I mean by ‘their ‘Krishna’ will appear’ is that their mind, which was until then shrouded in ignorance, ego, selfishness, and stupidity in the name of religion, ‘shraddha’, ‘aasthaa’ or whatever, will become open to true knowledge.

Krishna says in Shloka SBG 9:11

अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् |
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम् || ९ ११ ||
avajaananti maam mood-haa
maanu-sheem tanu-maashritam
param bhaava-majaananto
mama bhoota-maheshvaram (SBG 9:11)
Foolish people, due to their lack of understanding of My higher nature as the Supreme Bhagavan of everything that exists, disregard Me when I descend in the human form.

What does the above Shloka mean? It simply means that FOOLISH PEOPLE do not understand HIS Universal Nature because of silly beliefs that were injected into their heads through generations and generations of people who either had no idea of what they were saying or doing, or did such things deliberately in order to keep people in a state of intellectual and spiritual stupor.

Stop all the nonsensical rites and rituals you perform with your poor understanding of Vedanta believing they would ‘make ‘god’ happy’ and be helpful or useful to you; and study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. There cannot be anything more important for you in life than something that can set your whole life straight.

Click here to look for suitable Gita resources and swear never to be pathetic or lead a pathetic life filled with fear, greed, anger, hatred, laziness, and the lack of true Vedantic Knowledge, simply because you do not care to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and are willing to spread the disease of pseudo-spirituality to others and to future generations.

STOP ALL STUPIDITY AND TAKE TO KRISHNA’S TEACHINGS

Mrs Sudha Murthy – WHAT IS GIVEN FOR FREE IS NEVER RESPECTED

I shall follow this hereafter, Madam. Thank you for your golden advice!

How true Mrs Sudha Murthy’s words are! She is someone I greatly admire.

One of my fervent desires is that I somehow get to meet her someday, and take her blessings and help in distributing my latest book ‘Capture the Essence – The Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ to our youth and school students at a price that is affordable to all. The book should clear most of the rubbish that occupies the heads of almost everyone due to generations and generations of faulty and nonsensical myths taught to them, and free them from all the meaningless rites and rituals they are forced to perform in the name of ‘bhakti’ and ‘religion’

In fact, I can think of so many people who were in absolutely miserable states of mind when they first came to this site and even got to speak with me personally. I gave them chunks of my most expensive and fast-depleting asset, called ‘time on the planet’- ALL FOR FREE. Some benefited, some didn’t because they were beyond all the’debrainwashing’ that I tried to do , and some even called me names for not being or talking like their ‘regular bearded babas and swamies’ not realising that I teach Vedanta through the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and not some bizarre trash in the name of religion or dogma.

Well, Mrs Sudha Murthy is right in saying that no one respects what comes for free, especially when it is from someone who wants nothing in return from you but merely wishes to see you lead a happy, enriching, and fulfilling life.

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The vast treasures of Vedic literature can be overwhelming, unfathomable, and highly complex for many. However, the greatest gift that humankind has received is in the form of an amazing treatise, which forms the nectar of all the Vedic literature put together. It is the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, with 700 Shlokas in 18 chapters.

Although it usually takes about three to four hours to complete reading the 18 chapters, most people somehow tend to lack the enthusiasm to read the life-changing scripture thinking it is too deep and hard to understand, and they tend to push reading it for a later part of their life. This is exactly where the problem lies. Everyone has only one life as a particular individual, and time is rather running fast. Thanks to their ignorance as regards the Vedic nondualistic principle of the All-pervading Brahman personified as Krishna,  and due to faulty concepts of a separate being called ‘God’ residing in the skies, people let go of the chance to benefit from the highest level of all Vedic studies, namely Vedanta, which has been explained in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita in the most lucid manner.

This book, ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’, is short and precise but at the same time, defines and explains the most essential teachings of the Supreme Bhagavan Krishna. The time invested in it can easily be one that can alter the reader’s life perspective and their overall approach towards life, health, events in their life; their work, relationships, successes, failures, and goals in life.

Take action today. Get your copy of ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’  either the Paperback version or the e-book one, or both.

I can assure you that by reading my book ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’, you would be doing yourself a great favour.  

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Jai Shri Krishna

Master your mind and master your life. There is nothing outside your mind, anyway.

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27.08.2022

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THE FINAL SHLOKA OF THE SBG – THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE FOR IDEAL LIVING

100.

यत्र योगेश्वरः कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धरः |
तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिर्ध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम || १८ ७८ ||
yatra yogesh-varaha krishNo
yatra paartho dhanur-dharaha
tatra shreer-vijayo bhootir-
dhruvaa neetir-matir-mama
(SBG 18:78)
Wherever there is Krishna, the Master of Yoga; wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer; there is bound to be prosperity, happiness, victory and righteousness. This is my opinion. (SBG 18:78)

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THE DIVINE BLISS EXPERIENCED BY SANJAYA/ SOME ANALOGI§ES USED IN THE SBG

99.
संजय उवाच |
इत्यहं वासुदेवस्य पार्थस्य च महात्मनः |
संवादमिममश्रौषमद्भुतं रोमहर्षणम् || १८ ७४ ||
Sanjaya Uvaacha:
ityaham vaasu-devasya
paarthasya cha mahaat manaha
samvaadam-imam-ashrausham-
adbhutam roma-harshaNam
(SBG 18:74)
Sanjaya said:
I have thus heard this wonderful dialogue between Vaasudeva, and the great-hearted Partha. The message is so wonderful that my hair is standing on end. (SBG 18:74)

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WHAT IS TRUE BHAKTI AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE?

97.
कच्चिदेतच्छ्रुतं पार्थ त्वयैकाग्रेण चेतसा |
कच्चिदज्ञानसंमोहः प्रनष्टस्ते धनंजय || १८ ७२ ||
kacchid-etacchrutam paartha
tvayai-kaagreNa chetasaa
kacchid-ajnaana-sammohaha
pranash-taste dhananjaya
(SBG 18:72)
Have you heard this with undivided attention, O Arjuna? Has your delusion due to ignorance been dispelled, O Dhananjaya? (SBG 18:72)
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98.
अर्जुन उवाच |
नष्टो मोहः स्मृतिर्लब्धा त्वत्प्रसादान्मयाऽच्युत |
स्थितोऽस्मि गतसंदेहः करिष्ये वचनं तव || १८ ७३ ||
Arjuna uvaacha:
nashto mohah smritir-labdhaa
tvat-prasaadaan-mayaachyuta
sthito’smi gata-sandehaha
karishye vachanam tava
(SBG 18:73)
Arjuna said:
O Krishna the Perfect One! My delusion has been destroyed, and I have regained my memory by Your Grace. I am firm and free from doubts. I will act according to Your word. (SBG 18:73)

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WHAT IS TRUE BHAKTI AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE?

य इदं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति |
भक्तिं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः || १८ ६८ ||
ya idam paramam guhyam
madbhaktesh-vabhidhaa-syati
bhaktim mayi paraam krutvaa
maame-vaishya-tyasam-shayaha
(SBG 18: 68)
The one who expounds this confidential Supreme Knowledge to My devotees, has the greatest form of love for Me and offers to Me the highest form of service. Such a person shall undoubtedly come unto Me. (SBG 18:68)

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TOTAL FREEDOM – THINK, REFLECT, AND DO WHAT YOU WISH TO DO

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया |
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु || १८ ६३ ||
iti te jnaana-maakhyaatam
guhyaad-guhyataram mayaa
vim-rushyaita-dashesheNa
yathe-cchasi tathaa kuru
(SBG 18:63)
I have taught you the secret wisdom which is deeper than all that is confidential and profound. Reflect fully on what I have declared to you, and do what you wish to do. (SBG 18:63)

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WHERE IS THE ‘SOUL’ LOCATED?

समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ ||
samam sarveshu bhooteshu
tisht-hantam parameshvaram
vinashyatsva-vinashyantam
yah pashyati sa pashyati
(SBG 13:27)
The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing. (SBG 13:27 (13:28))

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REASON AND LOGIC

ऋषिभिर्बहुधा गीतं छन्दोभिर्विविधैः पृथक् |
ब्रह्मसूत्रपदैश्चैव हेतुमद्भिर्विनिश्चितैः || १३ ४ ||
rishibhir-bahudhaa geetam
cchandho-bhirvi-vidhaih pruthak
brahma-sootra-padaish-chaiva
hetu-madbhir-vinish-chitaihi
(SBG 13:04)
Great sages have sung in various ways the absolute truth about the field and the knower of the field The truth has been stated in Vedic hymns and have been described in the Brahma Sutras through reason and logic with unambiguous evidence. (SBG 13:04 (13.5))

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THE SANATANA DHARMA – THE TIMELESS PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

त्वमक्षरं परमं वेदितव्यं
त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम् |
त्वमव्ययः शाश्वतधर्मगोप्ता
सनातनस्त्वं पुरुषो मतो मे || ११ १८ ||
tvamaksharam paramam vedi-tavyam
tvamasya vishvasya param nidhaanam
tva mavya-yah shaashvata-dharma-goptaa
sanaatana-stvam purusho mato me (SBG 11:18)
You are the inexhaustible and Supreme Being to be known. You are the Supreme basis of the universe. You are the ancient and imperishable Protector of the Sanatana Dharma (eternal way of righteous living). This is my opinion. (SBG 11:18)

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DESTROYING THE INVINCIBLE ENEMY

एवं बुद्धेः परं बुद्ध्वा संस्तभ्यात्मानमात्मना |
जहि शत्रुं महाबाहो कामरूपं दुरासदम् || ३ ४३ ||
evam buddheh param buddhvaa
samsta-bhyaat-maana-maatmanaa
jahi shatrum mahaa-baaho
kaama ruupam duraasadam (SBG 3:43)
Thus, O mighty-armed one, having recognized the immortal SELF as being superior to the intellect and having strengthened yourself by yourSelf, kill the invincible enemy in the form of lust and desire. (SBG 3:43)

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LIVE A HEALTHY, LONG, PEACEFUL, AND FULFILLING LIFE

आयुःसत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धनाः |
रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः || १७ ८ ||
aayuhu-sattvabalaarogya-
sukha-preetivi-vardhanaaha
rasyaaha snigdhaaha sthiraa hridyaa
aahaaraaha saattvika-priyaaha (SBG 17:08)
Delicious, succulent and agreeable foods that augment life and provide purity, strength, health, happiness of the heart, and satiety, are dear to people with the Sattva Guna. (SBG 17:08)

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YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE-RESPECT IT

अशास्त्रविहितं घोरं तप्यन्ते ये तपो जनाः |
दम्भाहंकारसंयुक्ताः कामरागबलान्विताः || १७ ५ ||
ashaastra-vihitam ghoram
tapyante ye tapo janaaha
dambhaahamkaara-samyuktaaha
kaama-raaga-balaan-vitaaha (SBG 17:05)
Those who are impelled by the forces of egotism, hypocrisy, passions and attachments, practise terrible austerities which are not taught in the scriptures. (SBG 17.06)

कर्षयन्तः शरीरस्थं भूतग्राममचेतसः |
मां चैवान्तःशरीरस्थं तान्विद्ध्यासुरनिश्चयान् || १७ ६ ||
karshayantaha shareera-stham
bhoota-graama-machetasaha
maam chaivaantah-shareera-stham
taan-viddhyaasura-nish-chayaan (SBG 17:06)
These senseless men torture not only all the elements in their own bodies, but also Me residing within it. You should know them to be of demoniacal qualities. (SBG 17.05)

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Are you the Doer of all your actions? Can you attain the Divine Nature of Krishna?

नान्यं गुणेभ्यः कर्तारं यदा द्रष्टानुपश्यति |
गुणेभ्यश्च परं वेत्ति मद्भावं सोऽधिगच्छति || १४ १९ ||
naanyam guNe-bhyaha kartaaram
yadaa drashtaanupashyati
guNebhyash-cha param vaytti
madbhaavam so’dhigacchati (SBG 14:19)
A person who treats the Self as above the Gunas and recognises the Gunas alone as the cause in all actions, reaches My Divine Nature.

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THE SUPREME ABODE – MOKSHA OR TOTAL DISSOLUTION

न तद्भासयते सूर्यो न शशाङ्को न पावकः |
यद्गत्वा न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम || १५ ६ ||
na tad-bhaa-sayate sooryo
na shashaangko na paavakaha
yad-gatvaa na nivartante
taddhaama paramam mama (SBG 15:06)

Neither does the sun, the moon nor fire shine there, where those who reach do not return to material existence. That is My Supreme Abode. (SBG 15:06)

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DO NOT BE A ‘MUSK DEER’

बहिरन्तश्च भूतानामचरं चरमेव च |
सूक्ष्मत्वात्तदविज्ञेयं दूरस्थं चान्तिके च तत् || १३ १५ ||
bahirantash cha bhootaanaam-
acharam charameva cha
sookshmatvaat-tada-vijneyam
doorastham chaantike cha tat
(SBG 13:15 or 13:16 in some editions)

The Supreme Truth exists inside and outside of all living beings including all those that move and do not move. Because of its subtlety, it is incomprehensible, far away and yet very near. (SBG 13:15 or 13:16 in some editions)

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UNDERSTANDING VISHVAROOPA DARSHANA

द्यावापृथिव्योरिदमन्तरं हि
व्याप्तं त्वयैकेन दिशश्च सर्वाः |
दृष्ट्वाद्भुतं रूपमुग्रं तवेदं
लोकत्रयं प्रव्यथितं महात्मन् || ११ २० ||
dyaavaa-pruthi-vyorida-mantaram hi
vyaaptam tva-yaikena dishash-cha sarvaaha
drishtvaa’dbhutam roopam-ugram tavedam
lokatrayam prav-yathitam mahaatman (SBG 11:20)
The entire space between the earth and all the worlds and all the directions are pervaded by You alone. O Mahatma, having seen Your marvellous and fierce form, the three worlds are trembling in awe. (SBG 11:20)

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CLARITY AND FOCUS IN DEVOTION

यान्ति देवव्रता देवान्पितॄन्यान्ति पितृव्रताः |
भूतानि यान्ति भूतेज्या यान्ति मद्याजिनोऽपि माम् || ९ २५ ||
yaanti deva-vrataa devaan
pitrn yaanti pitru-vrataaha
bhutaani yaanti bhutejyaa
yaanti madyaa-jino’pi maam (SBG 9:25)
Those who worship deities, attain deities; those who worship ancestors, go to their ancestors; people who worship spirits, reach spirits; and My devotees, surely attain Me. (SBG 9:25)

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Not only all humans, but all beings are equally Divine.

विद्याविनयसंपन्ने ब्राह्मणे गवि हस्तिनि |
शुनि चैव श्वपाके च पण्डिताः समदर्शिनः || ५ १८ ||
vidyaa-vinaya-sampanne
braahmaNe gavi hastini
shuni chaiva shvapaake cha
panditaaha samadarshinaha (SBG 5:18)
People of wisdom, treat equally, a learned and humble Brahmana, a cow, an elephant, and even a person who cooks and eats dog meat. (SBG 5:18)

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The Purifying Power of True Knowledge

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते |
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ ||
na hi gnyaanena sadrisham
pavitram-iha vidhyate
tat-svayam yoga-samsiddhah
kaalen-aatmani vindati (SBG 4:38)
There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge in this world. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time. (SBG 4:38)

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BURN KARMA WITH TRUE KNOWLEDGE

यथैधांसि समिद्धोऽग्निर्भस्मसात्कुरुतेऽर्जुन |
ज्ञानाग्निः सर्वकर्माणि भस्मसात्कुरुते तथा || ४ ३७ ||
yathaidhaamsi samiddho’gnir-
bhasmasaath-kurute’rjuna
gnyaanaagnih sarvakarmaaNi
bhasmasaath-kurute tathaa (SBG 4:37)
Just as a blazing fire burns wood used as fuel into ashes, O Arjuna, the fire of knowledge burns all actions and reactions or Karma into ashes. (SBG 4:37)

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Paramdhaama – Krishna’s Highest Abode

गुणानेतानतीत्य त्रीन्देही देहसमुद्भवान् |
जन्ममृत्युजरादुःखैर्विमुक्तोऽमृतमश्नुते || १४ २० ||
guNaa-netaa-nateetya treen-
dehee deha-samudbhavaan
janma-mrutyu-jaraa-duhkhair-
vimukto-’mrita-mashnute (SBG 14:20)
When the one that dwells in the body, transcends the three Gunas, out of which the body evolved, he is freed from birth, disease, death, old age and misery; and attains immortality. (SBG 14:20)

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Paramdhaama – Krishna’s Highest Abode

अव्यक्तोऽक्षर इत्युक्तस्तमाहुः परमां गतिम् |
यं प्राप्य न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम || ८ २१ ||
avyakto’kshara ityukta-
stamaahuh paramaam gatim
yam praapya na nivartante
taddhaama paramam mama (SBG 8:21)
What is called the Unmanifest and the Imperishable, is said to be the highest goal. Those who reach it do not return to this cycle of births and deaths. That is My highest abode. (8:21)

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BRAHMA’S ‘DAY’ AND ‘NIGHT’

भूतग्रामः स एवायं भूत्वा भूत्वा प्रलीयते |
रात्र्यागमेऽवशः पार्थ प्रभवत्यहरागमे || ८ १९ ||
bhoota-graamah sa evaayam
bhootvaa bhootvaa praleeyate
raatryaa-game’vashah paartha
prabhava-tya-haraagame (SBG 8:19)
This vast collectivity of beings is born, again and again, O Arjuna. In the night, it helplessly dissolves, and at dawn, it comes into being again.

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THE CYCLE OF CREATION – SUSTENANCE – DISSSOLUTION

अव्यक्ताद् व्यक्तयः सर्वाः प्रभवन्त्यहरागमे |
रात्र्यागमे प्रलीयन्ते तत्रैवाव्यक्तसंज्ञके || ८ १८ ||
avyaktaad vyakta-yah sarvaah
prabha-vantya haraagame
raatryaa game praleeyante
tatrai-vaavyakta-samjnake (SBG 8:18)
When Brahma’s day begins, all living entities come into being from the unmanifest state. And when Brahma’s night arrives, all merge back into the unmanifest state.

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THE IMMORTALITY OF THAT WHICH IS IN THE BODY

देही नित्यमवध्योऽयं देहे सर्वस्य भारत |
तस्मात्सर्वाणि भूतानि न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ ३० ||
dehi nitya-mavadhyo ‘yam
dehe sarvasya bhaarata
tasmaat-sarvaaNi bhuutaani
na tvam shochitum-arhasi (SBG 2:30)
The soul which is inside everybody can never be destroyed, O Arjuna. Therefore, you have no reason to grieve for any being. (SBG 2:30)

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NATURE IS CYCLICAL IN NATURE

जातस्य हि ध्रुवो मृत्युर्ध्रुवं जन्म मृतस्य च |
तस्मादपरिहार्येऽर्थे न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ २७ ||
jaatasya hi dhruvo-mrtyuhu
dhruvam janma mrtasya cha
tasmaad-apariharye ‘rthe
na tvam shochitum-arhasi (SBG 2:27)
For one who is born, death is certain; and after death, rebirth is certain. Hence, you should not grieve for this inevitable truth. (SBG 2:27)

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WHY GRIEVE FOR SOMETHING THAT CAN NEVER BE DESTROYED?

अथ चैनं नित्यजातं नित्यं वा मन्यसे मृतम् |
तथापि त्वं महाबाहो नैनं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ २६ ||
atha chainam nitya-jaatam
nityam vaa manyase mrtam
tathaapi tvam mahaa baaho
nainam shochitum arhasi (SBG 2:26)
Nonetheless, even if you think that the soul is in a cycle of life and death, that is, it is born, and dies perpetually, you should not be grieving like this. (SBG 2:26)

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THE CAR AND DRIVER ANALOGY

अव्यक्तोऽयमचिन्त्योऽयमविकार्योऽयमुच्यते |
तस्मादेवं विदित्वैनं नानुशोचितुमर्हसि || २ २५ ||
avyakto ‘yam achintyo ‘yam
avikaaryo ‘yam-uchyate
tasmaa devam viditvainam
naanu-shochitu marhasi (SBG 2:25)
The Self is said to be formless, inconceivable and immutable. Hence, knowing this, you should not grieve. (SBG 2:25)

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THE ATMAN CAANNOT BE BURNED

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः |
न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः || २ २३ ||
nainam chindanti shastraaNi
nainam dahati paavakaha
na chainam kledayanty-aapo
na shoshayati maarutaha (SBG 2:23)
The soul cannot be cut by weapons, it can’t be burned by fire, water cannot wet it nor can wind dry it. (SBG 2:23)

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DUMPING OLD CLOTHES FOR NEW ONES

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय
नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि |
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णानि
अन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही || २ २२ ||
vaasaamsi jiirNaani yathaa vihaaya
navaani grhNaati naro ‘paraaNi
tathaa shariiraaNi vihaaya jiirNaa
ni anyaani samyaati navaani dehi (SBG 2:22)
Just as a person casts away old clothes for new ones, the embodied Self too casts old bodies away for new ones. (SBG 2:22)

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THE ATMAN OR THE SELF IS ALL-PERVADING

अविनाशि तु तद्विद्धि येन सर्वमिदं ततम् |
विनाशमव्ययस्यास्य न कश्चित्कर्तुमर्हति || २ १७ ||
avinaashi tu tadviddhi
yena sarvam-idam tatam
vinaasham-avyayas-yaasya
na kash-chit kartu marhati (SBG 2:17)
You must know that, that which pervades all this can never be destroyed. It is not possible by anyone to cause destruction of the imperishable Atman. (SBG 2:17)

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DEATH IS A TOPIC THAT HAS BEEN HEAVILY MISUED AND ABUSED BY VARIOUS RELIGIONS

देहिनोऽस्मिन्यथा देहे कौमारं यौवनं जरा |
तथा देहान्तरप्राप्तिर्धीरस्तत्र न मुह्यति || २ १३ ||
dehino ‘smin-yathaa dehe
kaumaram yauvanam jaraa
tathaa dehantara-praaptir-
dhiiras-tatra na muhyati (SBG 2:13)
Just as the Atman or soul, which is in the body, passes childhood, youth and old age, it acquires another body after that body dies. Wise people are not baffled by this fact. (SBG 2:13)

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THE ATMAN HAS NO DEATH

नत्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः |
न चैव न भविष्यामः सर्वे वयमतः परम् || २ १२ ||
na tvevaaham jaatu naasam
na tvam neme janaadhi-paaha
na chaiva na bhavishyaa-maha
sarve vayam-ataha param (SBG 2:12)
There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings. We will also never cease to exist. (SBG 2:12)

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